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Ithaquack

    Zeus 
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Voiced by: Michael Chiklis

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


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

    Storkules 
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"Your uncle must've told tale of Storkules! Colossus of Corinth, hero of Heliopolis, and, my proudest accomplishment, best friend to Donald Duck!"

One of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, the boisterous Storkules is nevertheless a friendly sort who counts Donald as his dearest friend.


  • Adaptational Heroism: The original Herakles is not what you call a paragon of heroic virtue by modern standards and Storkules is more noble compared to the figure he is based off of.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: His titles include "Colossus of Corinth", "Hero of Heliopolis" and "Lion of Lindos" among others.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He considers his (mostly one-sided) Odd Friendship with Donald his proudest accomplishment, he's constantly hugging and complimenting Donald, has a vase with their pictures painted on it, and sculpts a highly idealized statue of Donald wearing nothing but a fig leaf. When Donald finally calls him his friend for the first time, Storkules is overjoyed and calls it the most glorious moment of his life.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Upon being brainwashed by the siren, he keeps apologizing to Scrooge, Huey, and Louie for fighting them.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's a bombastic and good-natured fellow.
  • The Bus Came Back: As stated above, returns in Season 2 episode Storkules In Duckburg! when Donald rents out a spare room in the houseboat.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: A mild example, but he twice calls his father, Zeus, out. First by reminding him that he's the god of hospitality, so he can't just turn Scrooge and family away. And then by asking his father why he doesn't just compete against Scrooge directly, though that one seems to be genuine confusion rather than an actual calling out.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: He causes a lot of damage in Donald's houseboat because of his Super Strength. He totals the bathroom just attempting to brush his teeth.
  • Expy: Obviously based off of Hercules. His clothes and hairstyle, in particular, are based on the Disney version.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He's clearly having trouble adapting to the modern world, not knowing what a stove is and mistaking Huey for a baby harpy when the latter puts on a harpy mask. That said, he knows perfectly well how to operate a pressure cooker.
  • Gentle Giant: Very big, very strong, and very nice.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes losing to Clan McDuck much better than his father.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blond hair and is an incredibly Nice Guy.
  • Heroic BSoD: Doubting his heroism will send him into one.
  • Heroic Build: He has enormous muscles fitting for an expy of Hercules, combined with an amicable personality.
  • Heroic Willpower: He manages to fight his father's brainwashing enough to slow down his assault on the Duck family long enough for Donald to get into position.
  • Hidden Depths: For a guy renowned for his strength and physique, he does some pretty amazing sand sculptures.
  • Informed Attribute: Scrooge tells Huey and Louie that Storkules has brute strength, but that he's an idiot. While it's true that we see him try to power through most of the contests, he comes off as more naive than stupid.
  • Jerkass Gods: Averted. Unlike Zeus, Storkules is a Nice Guy who is on good terms with Clan McDuck, even considering Donald his best friend.
  • Large Ham: He's a very loud and enthusiastic person with a huge presence.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": He's an anthropomorphic stork, just like what his name implies.note 
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Neither he or Selene had any idea Della had disappeared until meeting the Ducks many years later.
    Storkules: But now that you have returned, Storkules, noble Donald, and his fiery sister... Halt! Where is Della?
    Donald: [says nothing but looks sadly at Huey and Louie and then looks back at Storkules again]
    Storkules: I see...
  • Moral Dilemma: Has one when he has to weigh keeping Duckburg safe from harpies permanently against keeping Louie's Harpy-Control business from going under, losing his job, and being unable to pay his rent to Donald.
  • Nice Guy: Seriously, he's one of the nicest characters the Ducks have encountered in their travels. He even hesitates when his father tells him to take the Golden Fleece from a small child.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: A standard greeting from Storkules is a big ol' Bear Hug, especially when it comes to Donald. He's learning otherwise as of Storkules In Duckburg!
  • Real Men Cook: During his stay with Donald, he is shown doing the cooking. Despite not knowing how to use the stove, he seems to be very good at it.
  • Red Baron: He has several titles, such as "Colossus of Corinth" and "Lion of Lindos".
  • Story-Breaker Power: He doesn't get involved in Moonvasion until the very end (though not for want of trying), and it's pretty clear that once the gods get involved the invasion would've been doomed to fail.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to move Earth itself!!
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Considers Donald Duck his best friend, who doesn't return the feelings until the end of his first appearance. Even then, Donald still gets annoyed by his over enthusiastic behavior.

    Selene 
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"Don't give up, young duck. Your mother never did."
Voiced by: Nia Vardalos

The goddess of the moon. She considers Della Duck her best friend.


  • Artistic License – Ornithology: She is officially identified as an ibis, but her crescent-shaped bill is short rather than long like an actual ibis. Although it may be because that would make her look "weird".
  • Beauty = Goodness: She's as kind and supportive as she is beautiful, which is typically how she's depicted in the myths.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Della.
  • Cool Old Lady: A thousands-of-years-old Greek goddess who was close with Della and is now rather friendly with Dewey & Webby.
  • Friend to All Children: If her interactions with Dewey and Webby are of any indication.
  • Informed Species: According to Frank Angones, she is an ibis. Except she looks more like a dove than anything, not even having the long bill ibises are well-known for.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: A generations-old Greek goddess who befriended a female duck has now also befriended said duck's son and his friend.
  • It Amused Me: Goes along with Scrooge and Webby's snipe hunt with Djinn's quest for his ancestors' lamp for this reason.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Like Storkules, she had no idea Della had disappeared until meeting Dewey and Webby many years after she last saw her.
  • Lunacy: She is the Moon after all. This so far includes making blue lights and spheres.
  • Nice Girl: Mischievous she may be, she's a solidly benevolent and fairly easygoing goddess.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike Zeus, Selene is quite calm when two strange children enter her realm seeking answers, though she tries to prank them because she thinks Della has returned. She gives Dewey the truth — she doesn't have a Spear and Della was a good person who brought joy to everyone — as well as her Sphere to help him find out what happened to Della.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's portrayed as a daughter of Zeus, rather than his cousin as in the original mythology.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: The show creators claim she's an ibis, a type of bird rarely seen in media. While the mythological Selene wasn't associated with ibises, the Egyptian moon deity Thoth was often depicted with an ibis head. Unfortunately, she looks nothing like an ibis, lacking the long, crescent-shaped bill of the species.
  • Story-Breaker Power: She doesn't get involved in Moonvasion until the very end, and it's pretty clear that once the gods get involved the invasion would've been doomed to fail.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: During Moonvasion the kids think Della is taking them to Ithaquack to do this (considering she's, you know, the goddess of the moon), not realising Della actually wants them to take shelter with the gods. Unfortunately, Selene and Hercules are prevented from helping by Zeus, at least until the Ducks manage to defeat Lunaris and she casually sentences him to orbit the Earth as its newest moon.
  • Troll: She left a cryptic clue and a series of traps just to lure Della to her garden so she could pull a playful "gotcha".

    Charybdis 
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Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
A monster guarding the Spear of Poseidon.
  • All There in the Manual: Its name is only revealed in the credits. Until its second appearance!
  • Ambiguous Gender: The mythological Charybdis was a female monster. While this one has a deep, masculine voice, that might be only due to being a gigantic monster.
  • Combat Tentacles: It has a number of octopus-like tentacles that it uses to grab Webby and Dewey.
  • Extra Eyes: It has five eyes.
  • Gentle Giant: Once it learns that Dewey and Webby are not after the Spear of Poseidon, Charybdis no longer tries to hurt them.
  • Lamprey Mouth: Its mouth is a ring of fangs.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: It looks part fish, part octopus.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Its mouth is full of sharp teeth.
  • Monster Façade: It grabs Webby and Dewey and looks like it's about the devour them, but when they tell it they're after the Spear of Selene, it puts them down and gives them directions.
  • Nice Guy: It's quite polite and friendly once Webby and Dewey reveal they're not after the artifact it guards, even giving them directions. It also quickly forgives Dewey for calling it "hideous" before.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Guarding the Spear of Poseidon and attacking anyone who wants to take it is its job. It is friendly and polite with those who are after different artifacts.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted - its five eyes are red, indicating its monstrous nature, but it's actually rather gentle and polite.
  • Sea Monster: A gigantic one with fish and cephalopod features.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Discussed. After the monster releases Dewey and Webby, Dewey apologizes to it for calling it "hideous", telling it that it's probably very attractive by sea monster standards. Charybdis admits that it's not the case, but thanks Dewey for saying so anyway.
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Latin America

The Three Caballeros

    Panchito Pistoles 

Panchito Pistoles

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Voiced by: Arturo Del Puerto
A Mexican rooster and a friend of Donald Duck from college. Along with José, the three of them were a garage band called, "The Three Caballeros."
  • Cocky Rooster: Downplayed compared to his previous incarnations - his sanguine temper and Gun Nut tendencies are dropped, and his cockiness is mostly present in his egotism.
  • Dashing Hispanic: A brave and charming Mexican.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He peppers his dialogue with Spanish expressions to emphasize his Mexican heritage.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He chews out his friends for lying to him about being more successful than they really are - before confessing he did the same.
  • It's All About Me: Played for Laughs. He has quite a big ego, suggesting a name for the Three Caballeros' reunion tour that includes his name but not José's or Donald's. It's revealed that he tried Putting the Band Back Together because he wanted to relaunch his own musical career.
  • Latin Lover: He is somewhat flirty; he signs a napkin for the waitress at the restaurant with a few hearts around his name.
  • Mock Millionaire: He claims to be a world-famous singing sensation. He admits he lied about that and is really a performer at kids' birthday parties.
  • Musical Assassin: Along with the other two Caballeros, he manages to slay a giant Man-Eating Plant while playing their theme song.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: He's a rooster, a bird often associated with Mexico due to the country's agricultural and cockfighting traditions.
  • Nice Hat: As usual, he wears a large sombrero.
  • Red Is Heroic: He has ginger feathers and wears a reddish-purple jacket and pants, and is a brave, heroic person.

    José Carioca 

José Carioca

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Voiced by: Bernardo de Paula
A Brazilian parrot and a friend of Donald Duck from college. Along with Panchito, the three of them were a garage band called, "The Three Caballeros."

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The Moon

    Moonlanders 
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (Gibbous), April Winchell (Zenith), Laura Bailey (Palus)
Natives of the Moon.
  • Affably Evil: The only actually malevolent one is Lunaris, who whips them into a fearful frenzy. Apart from their dislike of Earthlings, they're pretty normal people.
  • Aliens Speaking English: They have no problem communicating with Della. They have trouble understanding Donald, but that's because of how he talks, not because of a language barrier.
  • Bigger Stick: None but Penumbra and Lunaris have seen battle before. The only reason the Moonlanders are able to do well in combat is thanks to their superior technology and even then they aren’t that effective.
  • Fat and Skinny: The male Moonlander Gibbous is quite heavyset (befitting his name) whereas his regular companion (presumably girlfriend/wife) Zenith is tall and slender.
  • The Greys: They have grey, green or blue skin, large pupil-less eyes, three fingers, and no noses. They're, however, clothed and taller than the average duck.
  • Heel Realization: They invade the Earth because they believe the people are hostile and will attack them unless they pull a preemptive strike. After Lunaris declares his intention to destroy the Earth, they realize that they're the actual aggressive party and make amends once the ordeal is over.
  • Hidden Elf Village: Their capital, Tranquility, is disguised on the dark side of the Moon.
  • Lunarians: They are native to the Moon.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: They only agreed to invading the moon because Lunaris convinced them the people of earth were wicked and hostile. Once it becomes clear that not only was that not true but Lunaris was the true villain, the Moonlanders are horrified and apologetic.
  • The Noseless: They don't have visible noses.
  • Theme Naming: The Moonlanders all have names thematically related to the Moon. There's Lunaris (simply meaning "of the Moon"), Penumbra (the partial shadow Earth casts on the Moon), Gibbous (a phase of the lunar cycle when the Moon is almost full), Palus (a type of formation on the Moon's surface) and Zenith (the time of day when the Moon is highest on the sky).
  • Unwitting Pawn: They become this for General Lunaris, who convinces them that Planet Earth is a threat.
  • Worthless Yellow Rocks: Gold is an extremely common mineral on the Moon, therefore they don't consider it valuable.

    General Lunaris 
See here for more information on him.

    Lieutenant Penumbra 
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"BOO! YOU DISAPPOINT ME IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE!"
Voiced by: Julie Bowen

A high ranking lieutenant from the Moon. She has an aggressive personality and is always vigilant for anything that could be a threat to her people.


  • Action Girl: She prefers to settle things in a violent manner. She shows disappointment when Della chooses to genuinely befriend the moon mite.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Della calls her "Penny", which does not sit well to say the least.
  • Bait-and-Switch: For most of her time onscreen, Penumbra is hostile to Della, though the extent of her hostilities seems to decrease over time until she tricks Della into leaving the Moon without the rest of its citizens, which Della had promised to take along with her. While it seems like she's the bad guy, turns out, General Lunaris had plans to use Della to build a fleet of spaceships and conquer the Earth, and Penumbra was simply trying to protect herself and her people when she was being hostile towards Della.
  • Berserk Button: She considers the moon a planet. Do not try to convince her otherwise if you don't want to get tackled.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She is on the curvy side, and is quite lovely. Just ask Launchpad.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when the Ducks are about to be blown up in space while Lunaris prepares to blow up the Earth, Penumbra arrives just in the nick of time to destroy Lunaris' ship.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her hair is revealed to be quite short when she takes off her helmet.
  • The Dragon: Penny was General Lunaris's right hand woman, until she discovers General's true intentions were to invade Earth, and then decides to turn on the General.
  • Fantastic Racism: She has a negative opinion on Earthlings, as she acts hostile towards Della and even bets that she will die fighting the Moon Mite.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She is jealous of Della as her people start gravitating toward her. Lunaris even uses this exact phrase to describe her feelings.
  • The Greys: She is grey-skinned, bug-eyed and noseless, with three-fingered hands. However, atypically for the trope, she wears clothes and is also significantly taller than Della Duck.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At first, she was hostile to anyone from Earth and was plotting to get rid of Della. But, after realizing Della wasn't bad at all and that Lunaris was manipulating her, Della, and her people, she decides to find a way to stop the invasion, and helps out Donald as a favor for Della.
  • Interspecies Romance: Launchpad has the hots for her. Whether she returns his feelings remains to be seen.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As violent and jealous as she can be, she does genuinely look out for her fellow Moonlanders, and eventually considers Della a friend. She's also visibly shocked at Lunaris' plan to invade Earth, and tries making up for it.
  • Lunarians: She is a native to the moon.
  • Made of Iron: In her Big Damn Heroes moment, she dive-bombs right into the engine of Lunaris' ship and survives the explosion.
  • Minidress of Power: She wears a golden uniform with a short skirt.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She is horrified that Lunaris used her jealousy to advance a plan to invade Earth, and is also guilt-stricken when Lunaris points out that Della truly did like her.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: She eventually becomes the only Moonlander opposed to General Lunaris' plan to invade Earth.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: She is a dedicated warrior who aims to prove herself with violence and defeating any and all enemies.
  • Ray Gun: Her weapon of choice is a classic sci-fi gun that shoots electric rays.
  • Tsundere: Acts very abrasive to Della, but progressively becomes open to her goodwill.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her connections to the show's biggest Walking Spoiler (Della) make her this by proxy.
  • You Are in Command Now: It's implied she's now the new leader of the Lunarians after General Lunaris was defeated.

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    The Living Mummies 

The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra

General

A group of people, dressed as mummies, who served Toth-Ra for many generations.
  • Aliens Love Human Food: A group of Ancient Egyptians who survived to modern day love burritos so much that they are ready to overthrow their god-king for it.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Played with. While Toth-Ra and Sabaf are still villainous falcons, the other falcons and the jackals are rather pleasant. The jackals do, however, initially play their species' stereotype of being Sycophantic Servants.
  • Food as Bribe: They turn against Toth-Ra when they get introduced to burritos.
  • Hidden Elf Village: A village who live inside a large pyramid in which Toth-Ra is entombed in a tomb within the tomb. It's implied that their ancestors have lived inside the pyramid for two millennia, undisturbed by the outside world.
  • Mummy: They are all living people, but they are wrapped in mummy bandages.
  • Mundane Luxury: What spurs them to fight for freedom is the promise of more burritos.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: They are Egyptian characters whose species was chosen to resemble the most well-known Egyptian gods, the falcon-headed Ra and Horus, and the jackal-headed Anubis.
  • Nice Guy: All of them with the exception of Toth-Ra and his chief guard Sabaf, are genuinely decent, welcoming, earnest, and nice people.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Burritos become one for them, though they also gain a liking for Mexican food in general.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: What Scrooge, the Nephews and Launchpad tried to do. Of the lot, Launchpad is the most successful, with his burrito making skills.

Amunet

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Voiced by: Cree Summer
A leader figure among the Living Mummies.
  • Animal Stereotypes: Played with. While she doesn't play the Scavengers Are Scum stereotype jackals are often associated with, she was initially a Sycophantic Servant to Toth-Ra until she was persuaded otherwise by Launchpad's burrito.
  • Back for the Finale: She appears in the season 2 finale as she fights the invading Moonlanders alongside Faris Djinn.
  • Back-to-Back Badass: With Faris as they fend off against the Moonlanders.
  • Bandage Babe: Amunet is a cute jackal-woman who wears bandages in honor of her king, Toth-Ra.
  • Cute Little Fangs: As a jackal, she has pointy canines, but she looks friendly otherwise.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She dresses like a mummy, but she's rather nice.
  • Dramatic Irony: Played for Laughs. Amunet points out how she and her people fought to escape servitude from a wrathful sun god only to face the wrath of the invading moon people.
  • Meaningful Name: She’s named after one of the primordial goddesses in ancient Egyptian religion.
  • Mummy: She's dressed like one, to honor Toth-Ra.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: She's a jackal, as her design is largely based on the Egyptian god Anubis.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She has done this by "Moonvasion" as she is very effective in fending off and knocking out the invading Moonlanders.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Toth-Ra, until she gets a taste of Launchpad’s burrito...

    Mitzy 
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One of Fethry's bioluminescent deep sea krill that got mutated by chemicals in hydrothermal vents, growing to enormous proportions.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A krill turned gigantic.
  • Back for the Finale: She appears in the Season 2 finale where she helps get the Duck family off a deserted island and destroy Lunaris's ship.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: "Mitzy" isn't exactly a name you'd give to a Kaiju-like krill. Granted, she wasn't like that at first.
  • Gentle Giant: She immediately turns docile after Huey sings to her, and helps save them from the undersea eruption.
  • Good All Along: The giant Sea Monster is actually one of Fethry's pets. And she did not destroy the undersea lab, the hydrothermal vents did that.
  • Kaiju: She fits this image, being mutated to the size of Godzilla. Like Mothra or Gamera, she is the heroic version of this trope.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: Huey calms her down by singing a mangled edition of Fethry's song for his krill.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Fethry mentions he shared a ribeye steak with her one time.
    • Saving Fethry, Huey, and Dewey from the volcanic vents was the fourth coolest thing she's ever done, according to Fethry.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Krill don't show up often in cartoons. And when they do, they are always shown as food for whales.

    Drake Mallard (MAJOR UNMARKED SPOILERS
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“Look, I know this movie’s not perfect, but I really wanna make it better! And maybe I can be on the lunchbox that inspires some other kid like me.”
Click here to see him as Darkwing Duck 

The new actor cast to play Darkwing Duck for the grim 'n gritty reboot of the movie. After the events that lead to the movie's cancellation, Launchpad spurs him on to take up the mantle of Darkwing for real.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Moments of inflated pride aside, this version of the character is far more modest and less egotistical and self-absorbed than the original. Although in his second appearance he appears to be becoming as egotistical as the original.
  • Adapted Out: His civilian clothes lack his signature green vest.
  • Age Lift: In the time frame of the original series, Drake Mallard was an older adult, if not quite middle-aged, who's been Darkwing Duck for quite a while. Here he's around the same age as Launchpad (around late twenties or early thirties, according to the writers) and just recently picked up the role.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He starts off as a huge fan of Darkwing Duck just like Launchpad. Then, he is cast to play Darkwing in a reboot movie. Now, he is a real-life version of the terror that flaps in the night himself.
  • Attention Whore: Though not as apparent in "The Duck Knight Returns!", in the season 2 finale "Moonvasion!" he spends most of his time on screen trying to get noticed by the other characters. Later, after getting beat up by Moonlanders, he comments that they "finally paid attention to him".
  • Back for the Finale: He appears in the season 2 finale as he joins the fight against the invading Moonlanders in his Darkwing Duck persona.
  • Badass Boast: He pulls off Darkwing's "I am the terror that flaps in the night" introductions very well. Makes him all the more worthy of becoming the real Darkwing Duck.
  • Badass Normal: To Launchpad's surprise, he's not just an actor; he is every bit as strong, durable, and persistent as the character he plays.
  • Becoming the Mask: By the end of "The Duck Knight Returns", he's convinced to fill the role of Darkwing Duck for real.
  • Butt-Monkey: In true Darkwing Duck fashion. He spends his entire appearance in "Moonvasion" either being ignored and/or brushed aside by friend and foe alike or just plain having the crap beaten out of him.
  • Canon Character All Along: "The Duck Knight Returns" leaves his identity a secret until he autographs Launchpad's poster at the end with the name "Drake Mallard".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His super hero name is Darkwing Duck and his costume has a dark motif.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has some shades of Darkwing Duck's snarkiness.
    Launchpad: I'm just gonna fix the movie to make Darkwing look like a hero!
    Drake: Oh, so what? You're gonna hold me hostage? Yeah, real heroic.
  • Decomposite Character: Much like Jim Starling embodies Darkwing’s egotistical traits, his replacement embodies all of Darkwing’s noble traits. That said if his appearance in Moonvasion is anything to go by, his ego is getting a little bigger to the point where he almost fully embodies the original depiction of Darkwing.
  • Determinator: His primary trait, which is the lesson he learned from the original Darkwing Duck.
  • Fanboy: Of Jim Starling and the original Darkwing show. He's even president of the Darkwing Duck fan club.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Being able to take just as much punishment as the original Darkwing Duck, deciding to tackle Jim Starling head-on...is it any wonder he ended up becoming a superhero for real?
      • His sheer cartoon-like resilience to pain and injury is also hinted at when he brings out his old lunchbox, saying that wearing his Darkwing costume to school made bullies beat him up even harder than they used to (revealing the lunchbox has a face-shaped dent), but it also inspired him to keep going, no matter what.
    • His facial features are similar to Jim Starling and the original Darkwing Duck with minor differences, which serves as a clue on who he is.
  • Friendship Moment: Has one with Launchpad when the two play with his Darkwing toy in his trailer.
  • Heroic BSoD: He has a brief one after the film is canceled, and Jim Starling is missing and presumed dead. Launchpad snaps him out of it by encouraging him to become Darkwing Duck for real.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being stoked to play the role of Darkwing Duck in the reboot movie, he's actually not that thrilled about its Darker and Edgier tone. However, he wants to play the role in the hopes that he can inspire children just as he was.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He's every bit as accident-prone and able to shrug off Amusing Injuries as the original Darkwing.
  • Large Ham: Not quite as much as Jim Starling, but he can Chew the Scenery with the best of them when he goes into "heroic" mode.
  • Legacy Character: Played with; at first he's just an actor taking over the role of Darkwing Duck, but then he decides to become a real-life version of him.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Since he's a huge fan of Darkwing and is also playing the role, this comes up a lot. He's also willing to put himself in harm's way of a crazed Starling in order to protect others. He wouldn't be the real Darkwing Duck without it.
  • Made of Iron: He goes through a lot in the episode, but shrugs it off without much worse for wear. It's implied that he's not actually immune to the damage but simply powering through it with sheer determination.
    Drake: I don't want to brag, but I'm incredibly strong and resilient.
  • Manchild: Downplayed. He's mature enough, but he retains his childish love for Darkwing Duck well into adulthood. He's even kept all of his old toys and collectibles.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Downplayed. His character is a hero as well, but a Darker and Edgier Anti-Hero version, which the actor playing him is uncomfortable with, and he himself is a total Nice Guy.
  • Nice Guy: Is this to Launchpad, and even to Starling after he tries to get him out of the way or even kill him. He even hopes that, as he takes the role of Darkwing, he'd be able to inspire a new generation of children like Starling had done for him and Launchpad.
  • Not So Above It All: A lot more heroic and good-natured than Jim Starling, not to mention less selfish and less of a glory-hog...but he does have his moments of that classic Darkwing self-absorption not to mention disdain for Gizmoduck.
    Launchpad: You know, you could do this for real.
    Darkwing: What, be a superhero? I mean, sure, I'm scrappy, I'm brave, I look great in a cape...
    Launchpad: Gizmoduck does it.
    Darkwing: I am better than Gizmoduck.
  • Not So Different: He's just as much a fan of Darkwing Duck as Launchpad, and the two quickly bond over his toy collection. And, just like Launchpad, he took the lessons of the show to heart.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He normally wears a bright purple shirt, and his Darkwing outfit is this as well. And, as it turns out, he's just as capable of doing his own stunts as Jim Starling.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Besides his Not So Above It All moment at the end of his debut episode, the Season 2 finale proves he still has that trademark ego of Darkwing Duck. Of course, he never gets any recognition from anyone besides Launchpad, to the point Scrooge borrows his alias to distract the invading Lunarians.
  • Squee!: He gets positively giddy when he gets to invoke Let's Get Dangerous! for real.
  • Taught by Experience: He was bullied when he was a kid, but eventually got tough enough to take down his bully with a pretty sweet leg sweep.
  • Toon Physics: He's notably more "cartoony" than any of the other characters, able to shake off beatings, explosions, pianos on his head and electrocutions with nothing more than a few Amusing Injuries that vanish in the next scene. This is keeping in line with the original Darkwing Duck cartoon, where the Toon Physics were a lot more prevalent than in the old DuckTales cartoon.
  • Unknown Rival: Now that he's going to be a real superhero, he's likely going to be competing against Gizmoduck, but he has yet to build his reputation. The preview for the end of Season 2 seems to confirm this.
    Gizmoduck: Hi! I'm Gizmoduck! When there's trouble, you call me! (offers a handshake) What's your name?
    Darkwing: (growls under his breath)
  • Walking Spoiler: His very name reveals he's this reboot's true Darkwing Duck.
  • Wham Shot: Him revealing his name as he signs Launchpad's Darkwing Duck poster.

    Darkwing's Rogues Gallery 
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Quackerjack voiced by: Michael Bell
Megavolt voiced by: Keith Ferguson
Liquidator voiced by: Corey Burton
Villains from Launchpad's favourite show Darkwing Duck.


  • Adaptational Curves: In-universe. In the Show Within a Show starring Jim Starling, Megavolt is just as skinny as in the original Darkwing Duck cartoon, but in the Darker and Edgier reboot movie he's played by a buff actor who resembles Bane from The Dark Knight Rises.
  • 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 also makes an appearance, and he's basically an Eldritch Abomination in the shape of a harlequin.
  • Shock and Awe: Megavolt has electrical powers.
  • Show Within a Show: The trio of villains are characters in the Darkwing Duck show Launchpad loves.
  • 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!"
  • The Voiceless: Liquidator is unusually silent in his appearance despite having a voice actor listed.

    Alistair Boorswan 
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Voiced by: Edgar Wright
The British film director of the Darkwing Duck reboot movie, but unforeseen circumstances led to the movie's production to be cancelled.


  • Animal Stereotypes: Averted. For once, the swan character is not associated with beauty and peace. He does play one lesser-known aspect of the swan stereotype though; he is vain.
  • Informed Species: Due to his shorter neck, he doesn't look different than the duck characters. The only indication that he's a swan is that he has a black "mask" around his eyes like a mute swan.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": His last name Boorswan.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Alistair Boorswan is a mash-up of Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder, directors of Batman's most recent screen appearances. He is British like Nolan (and has the same hair style, blue eyes and scarf as him), while his overly verbose descriptions of the lines being blurred between good and evil fit Snyder's public profile. In either case, both directors are embodiments of the Grim Dark aesthetic in blockbuster cinema.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: One of the few characters to have colored eyes.
  • Prima Donna Director: He turns a family-friendly TV series into a mature film focusing on man's inner darkness and is distraught to have a child hired to edit his "psychological masterpiece".
  • Punny Name: Boorswan's last name is pronounced identically to bourgeois which among many things can refer to stuffy, pretentious, fad-chasing tendencies. It also sounds a lot like John Boorman, the director of Excalibur.
  • Shown Their Work: Swans are highly-aggressive birds in spite of their beautiful if not pure good appearances. This is reflected by Alistair Boorswan's aim for a Darker and Edgier atmosphere in his project.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Having to work with a miserly studio owner hopelessly out of touch with modern filming and a kid who has no clue on how to make a coherent storyline, he's clearly feeling about this, which is only made worse by a crazed former TV star turning the final filming stages into a disaster. That said, he's not one to talk either considering he has little to no knowledge about Darkwing Duck and makes the film too dark.
  • Swans A-Swimming: Subverted. His aim for a dark and grim atmosphere for his film contrasts with the light and peaceful reputation of swans. Very fitting, as swans are actually ferocious birds.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After the filming ended in disaster, Boorswan hopes they can still finish production by using footage of the battle between Jim Starling and the replacement Darkwing. But then it turns out Dewey recorded over it with a video of himself dancing, which leads to Scrooge calling off the whole project.

    Christmas Ghosts 
A trio of spirits that teach people the True Meaning of Christmas. They befriended Scrooge when they accidentally visited him instead of a different Scrooge.

As a group:

  • Expy: Instead of actually being Jiminy Cricket as Christmas Past, Willie the Giant as Christmas Present, and Pete as Christmas Future like in Mickey's Christmas Carol, they just bear a strong resemblance to them. Christmas Present in particular is a pig-man instead of a giant. However, their costumes are the same.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: And the difference is noticeable between Duckworth and the three ghosts. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future are supernatural beings, yet have corporeal forms, whereas Duckworth is completely incorporeal and intangible, like the dead McDuck spirits.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: Only for fun rather than profit: Scrooge and the Christmas spirits use Past's time traveling umbrella to visit history's greatest Christmas parties.

The Ghost of Christmas Past:

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Voiced by: Jack McBrayer

  • Adaptational Jerkass: He takes on an antagonistic role, being a non-romantic Crazy Jealous Guy who tries to trap Scrooge in the past so that the old duck won't ever leave him for his family.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: Inverted with Christmas Past, who looks more insect-like than his Mickey's Christmas Carol counterpart Jiminy Cricket, having wings and long antennae.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He has a sweet, friendly demeanor, which makes it all the more surprising when he is revealed to be a Crazy Jealous Guy who wants to trap Scrooge.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: He is an anthropomorphic cricket who's clearly based on Jiminy Cricket but isn't him unlike Mickey's Christmas Carol. The reason, as Frank Angones pointed out, was that the more darker take on the character would have been out of character for Jiminy and inappropriate for a character considered a Disney mascot of unblemished sincerity.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: The Ghost of Christmas Past is a non-romantic example. He grew tired of all the people he taught a lesson no longer needing him, and traps Scrooge in the distant past so that they will be together forever.
  • Four-Legged Insect: While he's much more insect-like than Jiminy Cricket, with a segmented abdomen, wings, and long antennae, he still has only four limbs.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: What causes the Ghost of Christmas Past to turn into a Wendigo, after being left alone in the past by Scrooge.
  • Hypocrite: He calls all the people he taught a Christmas lesson selfish for no longer wanting to hang out with him. Not to mention forcing Scrooge to hang out with him (and him only) instead of his family.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: More specifically, "Friends who Won't Leave." This is Past's motive for holding Scrooge hostage in the Christmases of the past, so they can hang out forever rather than Scrooge learn the True Meaning of Christmas and never spend time with the ghosts again.
  • Walking Spoiler: His true intentions and ultimate fate are major spoilers for the episode.

The Ghost of Christmas Present:

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Voiced by: Bill Fagerbakke

The Ghost of Christmas Future:

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Voiced by: N/A

    Faris D'jinn 
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Voiced By: Omid Abtahi
A Middle Eastern warrior sworn to protect the Lamp of the First Genie. Based on Dijon from the original series.
  • Adaptational Badass: The original Dijon was a snivelling, petty thief. D'jinn is a tough warrior.
  • Adaptational Heroism: The original Dijon was a servant to Merlock, the villain of Ducktales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp. D'jinn is somewhat bad-tempered, but rather than being driven by greed or a desire for wishes, he wants the lamp back because it's a family heirloom - the genie it once held was his ancestor.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name was changed to D'jinn in order to be more authentically Arabic. It also foreshadows the fact that he's the descendant of a genie.
  • Back for the Finale: He appears in the season 2 finale as he fights the invading Moonlanders alongside Amunet.
  • Back-to-Back Badass: With Amunet as they fend off against the Moonlanders in Egypt.
  • Badass Biker: He is introduced riding a motorbike through the desert, then leaping on a boat with it.
  • Comically Serious: Even when part of his quest involves answering riddles from a literal joke book, he's still all-business.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His facial appearance and his dark clothing gave him the look of a bad guy, but his personality is that of a noble hero.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: He's very serious and single-minded about retrieving his ancestor's lost lamp. Once he's done that though, he becomes much more mirthful, and greatly enjoys a birthday party the Duck family throws in his honor.
  • Divine Parentage: Somewhat; his ancestor was a genie whose master wished him mortal so they could marry.
  • The Dreaded: One of the few characters who managed to intimidate Scrooge, due to his quick temper and skilled swordsmanship. In fact, the reason why the Ducks stalled him with a phony quest is to avoid upsetting him with the truth that they lost the lamp, not helped by him vowing to trash McDuck Manor to find it. He is also proven to be such a formidable fighter that he terrifies the Beagle Boys into submission.
  • Face of a Thug: His facial features gave out a bit of a negative appearance, but his personality is that of a noble person.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He tends to draw out his sword at the drop of a hat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's very stoic, serious minded, and hot tempered, but considering he was trying to get the lamp back because it's a family heirloom and he happily accepts a birthday party from Scrooge, he's not all bad.
  • Large Ham: He's prone to giving prose-laden narrations and is quite hot-tempered.
  • Last-Name Basis: Nobody calls him Faris.
  • Master Swordsman: He's an expert swordsman, good enough to face several thugs at once and defeat them all in a painful yet non-lethal way.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • D'jinn or jinn is the original Arabic word for a genie. He's the eighth great-grandson of a true blue genie. If you presume the other males in his family were named after the genie, he's most likely Faris D'jinn the Tenth.
    • His first name, Faris, means "knight" in Arabic, which is fitting for a noble warrior on a treasure-hunting quest.
  • National Animal Stereotypes: He appears to be either a wolf or a jackal, which are both canids that live in the Middle East.
  • Noble Wolf: He resembles an Arabian wolf (which might be his actual species) and is definitely noble.
  • Not So Stoic: He breaks into hysterical laughter upon finding out everyone thought there was a genie inside his ancestor's lamp.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The original Dijon was a racist caricature of a greedy and cowardly Middle Eastern person which obviously wouldn't fly today. Rather than removing him completely, he's reimagined as a heroic warrior, with only his ethnicity and his interest in the Genie's Lamp remaining.
  • Roof Hopping: He sneaks into Scrooge's mansion by leaping on rooftops and trees.
  • Spock Speak: He never uses contractions in his speech.

Historical Characters

    George Mallardy 
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The great explorer who is famous for going higher than anyone else atop Mount Neverrest.


  • And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt: Played for Black Comedy as Mallardy's skeleton inexplicably has a shirt saying "I didn't survive Neverrest."
  • Always Someone Better: Scrooge resents Mallardy for being a better explorer and having a better reputation than him despite being unworthy and immoral. He waited 75 years to level up just so he can beat Mallardy's record of highest up Mount Neverrest, which he used to rub it in him during his youth.
  • Asshole Victim: Scrooge considers him this due to his arrogant nature and unceremoniously kicking him out of the expedition. It's downplayed, as the nephews and Webby still consider his demise terrible.
  • Bold Explorer: A famous mountaineer of the early 20th century, who got lost during his expedition to Mount Neverrest and is celebrated as a historical hero.
  • Dying Curse: He scrawled in the cave where the triplets find his body, "Curse you, McDuck". It doesn't seem to have had an effect, either because of Scrooge's investment in magical defenses to block vengeance curses, or because it's just a curse in a metaphorical sense rather than a literal magical one. That said, Scrooge didn't reach the Summit of Neverrest as he wanted either.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: The triplets find out that the real Mallardy was extremely smug about his skills and regularly mocked his employer, the young Scrooge, and was willing to cut him off so that they wouldn't drag him down.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: An in-universe example, He is regarded as a folk hero who died on Mount Neverrest when he tried to save the Neverrest Ninny, but it turns out that he cuts the rope to let the Neverrest Ninny (Scrourge McDuck) to fall without a shed of remorse.
  • Jerkass: When Scrooge turned up loaded with gear (with a backpack twice the size of Mallardy's), Mallardy mocked him relentlessly for it, despite Scrooge being his employer. Later still, when the two of them were hanging over a sheer drop and Scrooge refused to lighten his load, Mallardy pulled out a knife and cut the rope tying the two together, sending Scrooge plummeting down the mountain. He even smugly waved goodbye as Scrooge fell.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After cutting Scrooge loose, Mallardy apparently became disoriented by the wormholes, eventually dying of hunger, exposure or exhaustion as he was unable to find his way back down. Huey even points out that the mountain took Scrooge's revenge for him.
  • Never My Fault: His Dying Curse makes it clear that he blamed Scrooge for his fate - despite the fact that he discarded Scrooge early into the expedition, thereby ensuring he'd have far fewer supplies to sustain him.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: George Mallardy is based on George Mallory, who took part in the first three British expeditions of Mount Everest. The two even share a similar fate (disappearing while climbing the mountain only for their bodies to turn up many years later). The historical Mallory was for many years considered the one who got closest to conquering Mount Everest (before Sir Edmund Hillary made it), with many contemporaries believing he must've made it. Likewise, Mallardy is considered the one who got the furthest up Mount Neverrest.
  • The Voiceless: So far, he hasn't said anything in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest". He has yet to make a speaking appearance though.

    Sheriff Marshall Cabrera 
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The sheriff of the town Gumption and an ancestor of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera.
  • Adorkable: He's mild-mannered and a bit naive, just like his descendant Fenton.
  • Generation Xerox: He looks and sounds exactly like Fenton, and has a very similar personality. He also ends up wearing a superpowered armor.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": He's a law enforcer whose first name is Marshall (and his nickname is Deputy). To make things more confusing, his rank is Sheriff.
  • Identical Grandson: His relationship with Fenton is not specified, but his physical appearance and voice is a dead ringer to him.
  • Motor Mouth: He can easily get carried away with talking (again, a trait he shares with his descendant).
  • Nice Hat: He wears a white Stetson hat, as expected from a sheriff in the Old West.

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