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Hubert "Huey" Duck

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"Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, you truly have the answer for everything!"
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Voiced by: Danny Pudi
Voiced in French by: Emmanuel Garijo
Voiced in Latin American Spanish by: Dalí González
Voiced in Japanese by: Tsubasa Yonaga

"I'm not good at imagination stuff, okay?!"

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

He always wears a red polo shirt and baseball cap.


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  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In the previous adaptation, while Huey and his brothers did care for Webby, they also treated her as an Annoying Younger Sibling and hated spending time with her just because she was a girl and had feminine interests. Here, he and his brothers treat her with respect and enjoy her companionship with no problems with her gender.
    • He's also nicer in general. Usually, when the triplets are portrayed with different personalities, Huey is often the reckless, sometimes selfish, hot-headed one. Here, he's the voice of reason and seems to have more of a Big Brother Instinct to his younger brothers. Plus, he's more polite and mild-mannered.
  • Age Lift: The show establishes Huey as the oldest triplet, being 3 seconds older than Dewey and 6 seconds older than Louie. An obscure QnA section in the Norwegian Donald Duck comics established that the triplets were the same age since they hatched at the same time.
  • All for Nothing: He and Dewey answer Fethry's call expecting that he made a scientific discovery. After numerous near-fatal encounters, one of which where he kisses a mutated deep-sea tube worm, they are greatly disappointed when it turns out that Fethry's discovery is just bioluminescent krill, even more so when Fethry explains that he is not a scientist as assumed.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: It's shown that Huey's not very popular among his fellow Junior Woodchucks, as he needed his brothers to be his partners for the annual three man cookout in "Day of the Only Child!" and was teased by them in "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" The primary reason is that they're turned off by him being such a stickler for rules and regulations.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", Huey doesn't believe that the titular creatures exist, despite all the unbelievable things he sees when adventuring. Webby calls him out on this. This is actually foreshadowed in the pilot, where he gushes about Scrooge finding out the Chupacabra was just a shaved bear, implying he believes all of the supernatural and mystic to have a logical explanation.
  • Badass Adorable: A nerdy, book-loving child who goes on daring adventures with his family.
  • Badass Bookworm: Huey is the most intellectual, scientific, and book-loving of the triplets and Webby. And it's because of these skills that Huey can not only survive his family's trials but often proves to be a huge asset.
  • Bad Liar: Going with his more upstanding personality, Huey is rarely one to lie. And when he does, Huey is shown to be a very bad liar, almost as bad as Webby.
    Donald: [suspiciously] Where's Dewey?
    Louie: Sleeping!
    Huey: Who's Dewey?
  • Berserk Button: Although he's nice and mild-mannered most of the time, Mark Beaks first choosing him over Dewey as an intern, but then employing Dewey as his superior breaks his patience and sends him into a rage fit not unlike his Uncle Donald tends to throw. Later, when a boss character ruins his carefully cultivated farm plot in Legends of Legendquest, he goes so berserk fighting it that Della has to physically pry him away from the keyboard in the real world to get him to stop.
    • Showcased again when he goes against Steelbeak, Huey is aware of his anger and has dubbed it "the Duke of Making a Mess," mentally conceptualized as a feral version of himself in shredded clothes with red eyes, jagged teeth, and clawed fingers. This also implies that he's the triplet that inherited the same anger as Donald and his grandparents did.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Huey is normally the nicest and most restrained of the triplets, rarely so much as raising his voice. It's even shown that Huey has quite a bit of repressed anger, and when he lets it out, he becomes nigh-unstoppable. His fight with Steelbeak proves this; all of Huey's attempts to outsmart Steelbeak fall flat, but once he unleashes his Superpowered Evil Side in "the Duke of Making a Mess" (and combines said side with his usual calm intellect), Huey curbstomps Steelbeak.
  • Big Brother Instinct: With being the Team Dad, Huey looks out for Dewey, Louie, and Webby.
  • Big "NO!": When Donald accidentally destroys the water show that Huey had become enamored with in "The House of the Lucky Gander!".
  • Book Smart: In contrast to Louie's Street Smart, Huey is an overachiever who does the most research in any given situation, and keeps a copy of the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook under his hat.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Whenever he, his brothers, and Webby go on adventures together and work together to survive along with beating their enemies.
  • Calling the Old Man Out:
    • He hits his Rage-Breaking Point when Scrooge wants to reach the top of Mount Neverrest with limited supplies, in freezing weather that would kill them, and navigate dangerous terrain. He really lets his great uncle have it for risking their lives recklessly.
    • After Scrooge tells the kids about Della and the Spear of Selene, the boys are understandably angry at their uncle for building a rocket that would allow their mother to go to space while she was expecting and for not doing anything to save her. The truth is quite different, but Scrooge is taken aback by their accusations and loses his temper, causing things to escalate.
  • Can't Take Criticism: In "Timephoon", after Huey continually complains how Bubba's behavior does not align with his anthropological research on caveducks, Dewey finally suggests that Huey's research is wrong. Huey's response to this is to start Laughing Mad and insist Bubba is the one who is wrong.
  • Character Exaggeration: Of the triplets, he's the one whose character most resembles their shared personality in the comics, particularly Don Rosa's interpretation of them: he's an upbeat, helpful and generally morally-upstanding guy (who nevertheless isn't above the occasional delve into mischief), he's The Smart Guy who values knowledge, history, and research, and he's a dedicated and hyper-resourceful Junior Woodchuck. However, compared to the Nephews' comic counterparts, these traits have been exaggerated to comical extremes.
  • Character Focus: As with Dewey of Season 1 and Louie of Season 2, Huey becomes a major key player in Season 3 with the hunt for the Missing Mysteries.
  • Character Tics: Huey tends to clench his fists/arms together.
  • Child Prodigy: Thanks to the JWG and his scout activities, Huey's become quite proficient in a number of fields from customer service to battlefield tactics to trapping to even advanced robotics!
  • Color-Coded Characters: With his brothers and Webby; Huey is associated with red.
  • Commonality Connection: With Violet, as they are both intelligent, Book Smart kids. In "Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!", Violet's dream is revealed to be set in a library (as she just wants to read more). Huey is the only one of the group to approve, and joins her in reading.
  • Control Freak: Has a very high opinion of his own planning and organizational skills, and gets testy if others don't fall completely in line with his plans and checklists. He also has a tendency to micromanage when he's put in charge of things, needing everything to be perfect by his standards (see: "McMystery at McDuck McManor"), and has at one point expressed a desire for his brothers to just blindly obey him.
    • This even applies to his own life - he tends to fall back on the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook for guidance, and holds its entries as the highest authority on how things should be done.
  • Creative Sterility: In "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!", his dream is just himself having comically long legs that make him the tallest triplet, in contrast to Dewey creating an entire high school setting revolving around himself and Louie transforming himself into a cat in a mansion. When Dewey points out how lame this is, Huey protests he's not good at using his imagination.
  • Deuteragonist: Of Season 3. As the A-Plot focuses on Scrooge leading the hunt for the Missing Mysteries and against F.O.W.L., Huey plays a major key role in assisting Scrooge in discovering the Mysteries as well as being the one who helped out Bradford Buzzard as the leader of F.O.W.L..
  • Did Not Think This Through:
    • The boys try to start a pillow fight with Webby. Huey even asks why they thought it was a good idea.
    • Huey teaching the Beagle Boys scout skills that could be used against him and his brothers at a later date.
  • Distressed Dude: At the climax of "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!".
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Averted, he's the closest the triplets are to their original portrayal (down to even having the same outfit as the classic triplets), whereas Louie and Dewey are diverged in personality & fashion.
  • Do Wrong, Right: In "Day of the Only Child!" The Beagle Boys' traps to catch Huey are poorly constructed, so Huey decides to help them make better traps, reasoning that if he's going to get captured, he might as well be captured properly.
  • Dub Name Change: He's called Billy in the Russian dub.
  • The Dutiful Son: Downplayed. He's the most responsible of the triplets but will go along with their mischievous actions.
  • Embarrassing First Name: He doesn't like being called "Hubert"; he prefers "Huey" (although he doesn't seem to mind Violet calling him "Hubert").
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two moments in "Woo-oo!".
    • Cooks Donald breakfast and starts to iron his suit for his job interview, showing how responsible and helpful he is. He's also involved with Dewey and Louie's plan to sneak off to Cape Suzette in the houseboat while Donald is away, demonstrating that he's not above getting mischievous. However, unlike Louie, he's not as good at covering his tracks about it.
    • During their gush about Scrooge's adventures in the beginning, each sibling shares what they've heard of his tales, and what they admire most about him. For Huey, it was Scrooge uncovering the truth about the Chupacabra, showing his admiration for wit and mysteries. It also foreshadows his Agent Scully behavior as he's quick to note the Chupacabra was just a shaved bear.
  • Fatal Flaw: Blind Obedience. Huey will outright refuse to do anything unless it's in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, and follows its teachings and rules as if his life depends on it. Also, Huey will often not give into any of the daring things his family are willing to do because he is too focused on outsmarting his way through his problems with strategy, even when brute force is a better option. This often leads Huey to be close-minded, unable to think outside the box with clever intuition or giving into his ability to fight, since he believes that giving to the animalistic instinct will leave everyone at a disadvantage.
    • In his bout with Steelbeak, Huey tries to outsmart Steelbeak but utterly fails in many attempts to do so, with Lena even saying that it will do Huey no good. Huey slightly overcomes this when he comes to terms with the Duke of Making a Mess, which he attempts to keep hidden but unleashes it to save him and Lena, which ends up working in his favor of beating Steelbeak.
    • When he attempts to go through a Death Course to reach the rank of the Senior Woodchuck, he's so obsessed with following the rules that he allows himself to start going insane and imagine the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook as a Spirit Advisor. He even refuses help from Violet (his competition for the title) when it looks like he might die if it means that he can follow the rules and be the best.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He refuses to believe in Terra-Firmians because they're not in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, but readily admits that most of the stuff they've encountered in the adventures they have with Scrooge aren't in the Guidebook either and has been adding entries for them himself.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Of his brothers, Huey is the one least expected to dive headfirst into danger by actually planning before hand.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Forms this with his brothers and Webby, he is the Melancholic (analytical and organized).
  • Freak Out: He has a brief one when, after getting an internship he earned fair and square, Mark Beaks makes Dewey a VP for no other reason than his stylish briefcase and then makes Huey work for him. This deeply offends the eldest triplet's sense of hard work and fair play, and causes him to ramble in an increasingly frustrated manner, throw papers around, and start wrecking an edible desk. Lampshaded by Dewey:
    Dewey: Oh, no. Huey's broken!
  • Freudian Trio:
    • With his brothers, he plays the Superego to Louie's Id and Dewey's Ego, being the most responsible and academically smart.
    • In "Terror of the Terra-Firmians", he continues playing the Superego to Webby's Id and Lena's Ego.
  • Generation Xerox: To Fethry Duck. Both are red-clad hat-wearing science enthusiasts who are also Junior Woodchucks whose behaviors tend to make others consider them weird. Huey even does the same pose as him in "Moonvasion!".
  • Great Big Book of Everything: The Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, and oh so very played with. Huey flat-out admits in Terror of the Terra-Firmians that if the guidebook lacks anything, he adds it personally.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Much less to the explosive extent of his uncle, but still there. Huey inherited Donald's temper, and while he's usually very together he's easily frustrated and the most likely of the triplets to get bristly and stern. While Dewey responds to tense situations with excitement and Louie with panic, Huey tends to respond with (controlled) anger - and in the cases where he can't control it, he can explode just like his uncle after all. In "The Split Sword of Swanstatine!", it is revealed that he has a lot of repressed anger personified as an alter-ego called the Duke of Making a Mess, a side of himself that Lena helps him reconcile with.
  • Happily Adopted: While Huey can be exasperated by Uncle Donald's overprotectiveness, there's no doubt he and his brothers had a loving upbringing because of their maternal uncle.
  • He Knows Too Much: In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", after Huey and Dewey find out the truth about Project Tah-Dah, Beaks fires them, reasoning he can ruin their potential credibility by giving them a reason to hold a grudge.
  • Heroic BSoD: The boys are so depressed after moving out of the mansion after the events of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" that Donald tries to rally them by suggesting they move to Cape Suzette. Donald looks extremely guilty when Louie reluctantly loses his Egypt adventure trinket and wants to dive back into the water to save it.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Despite more or less being the Only Sane Man when in regards to his brothers and Webby, in "Terror of the Terra-Firmians!", it's revealed that Huey is deathly afraid of the unknown, hence his reliance on his Junior Woodchuck Guidebook.
    • For all of his academic smarts and dutifulness, Huey has a very volatile temper when pushed to the breaking point. To the point where he's willing to just stand by and watch Falcon Graves throw Mark Beaks off a building.
    • In "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" Huey is able to pluck out notes on a bow because he's first chair cello in the Junior Woodchuck Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Huey has shown to have an excellent singing voice...in Italian.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He refuses to believe in anything that isn't in the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, until he adds it there himself. Hilariously there are plans for a Sasquatch trap in the book.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: When Lena mocks the triplets for being "exactly the same", Huey, Dewey, and Louie all protest that claim... all at once in the exact same way.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID Tag, in this case; he wears a red polo shirt and is the only one of the triplets to still wear a baseball cap like they do in most other media.
  • Imaginary Friend: Conjures up one for himself in "The Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" in the form of J.W. Guidebook, a talking Junior Woodchuck Guidebook, after being forbidden to use the actual book during a competition.
  • In-Series Nickname: His persona when he hits a Rage-Breaking Point, being such a contrast from his usual calm-and-collected nature, is often referred to as "the Duke of Making a Mess" or just "the Duke" (the title stemming from the incident where he sarcastically declared himself the former in the midst of his first major on-screen temper tantrum).
  • Insane Troll Logic:
    • "It only exists if it has an entry in the Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook, because if something isn't in the Guidebook I can add an entry for it."
    • He believes that Isaac Newton got his scientific breakthroughs from the JWG.
  • Insufferable Genius: Downplayed in that he isn't a genius, but is rather book smart. In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", he scoffs at the idea of Dewey succeeding in the business world. In "Timephoon", he has a mental breakdown when he meets Bubba and discovers that all of the research he had done on caveducks wasn't wholly accurate.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He became friends with Fenton due to their shared love of science. He even dressed up as Fenton's superhero alter-ego for Halloween.
  • Irony: Each of Scrooge's traits that the triplets expressed admiration for in the first episode become sources of anger towards him upon learning the truth of Della's disappearance: Huey, who admires Scrooge's intelligence and wisdom, can't believe Scrooge didn't account for the dangerous variables of the cosmic storm and order Della to turn back instead of trying to guide her through it (although given Scrooge's comment that she was stubborn, it's implied he did try to talk her down only to be ignored).
  • It Runs in the Family:
    • Each of the siblings inherit a trait from Scrooge. Huey enjoys solving mysteries and uses intelligence above all else, much like Scrooge. He also has his work ethic, and sense of fairness. However, unlike Scrooge, Huey is shown to struggle with going with the flow and adapting to a situation when things don't go according to plan.
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks", he also shows some of his Uncle Donald's traits, namely his resentment about his Boring, but Practical work being taken for granted by his peers and loved ones, and when Dewey gets promoted by Mark Beaks for doing nothing, he dissolves into a meltdown of resentment-driven Unstoppable Rage that would probably make Donald proud, worried, and guilty.
  • Jerkass Ball: Grabs it in "McMystery at McDuck Manor!". Huey forces his great-uncle to attend a birthday party, even when it's clear Scrooge is only there because Huey begged him to be. Scrooge completely refuses to partake in any party games or do any activities, since Scrooge is a Birthday Hater. Huey's obsession with throwing a great party for his uncle also irks his little brothers when Huey refuses to call either Beakley or the police for help after Scrooge is kidnapped.
  • The Leader: A per usual he's the leader of the nephews and Webby, due to being the oldest and his knack for quick thinking and organization.
  • Lethal Chef: Heavily implied in the pilot. His attempt at cooking Donald a big good-luck breakfast of fried egg and fish ends with the fish 'leaking' a rather unpleasant looking green substance and the egg yolk oozing over the whole thing. Donald, naturally, is not incredibly eager to eat it.
    • Justified as Donald is implied to not let the boys cook, and/or it was possibly deliberate with how quickly Huey threw away the breakfast he made that it was to shoo their uncle out for their plan.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Word of God has stated that this is as far as Huey (or, any of the triplets) will go with Webby. No Hugging, No Kissing (though Webby has excitedly hugged Huey once), they'll be strictly friends only. Of the triplets, his relationship with Webby tends to stray into Vitriolic Best Buds territory, due to Huey being more practical and safety conscious.invoked
  • Like Parent, Like Child: A prequel comic reveals that Huey's mother Della had an archaeologist side, and showed the same passion for knowledge and discoveries. He and his mom are also the eldest of their siblings.
    • "What Ever Happened To Della Duck?!" reveals that his mother was also a Junior Woodchuck and still brings the guidebook on all of her adventures.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Along with Louie. Dewey and Webby haven't told them anything about Della or their investigation into her disappearance for most of the first season. Averted as of "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", when Dewey finally confesses.
  • Lovable Coward: Downplayed. While Huey is smart and usually brave, he can be crippled by fear of the unknown, as shown in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!".
  • Meaningful Name: Hubert means "bright mind" when translated from German. With his knowledge and optimism, Huey's mind is "bright" for two reasons.
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  • Narrator: He serves as both this and the main host of the This Duckburg Life shorts.
  • Nephewism: Huey and his brothers have been raised and cared for by their Uncle Donald all of their lives.
  • Never My Fault: In "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!", after Dewey explains why he ran off, Huey tries deflecting any blame for it by claiming that Dewey has poor communication skills. Scrooge promptly nudges him to make him stop and apologize.
  • Nice Guy: Huey is thoughtful, friendly, and sweet. He's quite obedient to authority, generally prefers talking through his problems, and is a stand-out Junior Woodchuck. However, he also has a lot of repressed anger that makes him a terror when he unleashes it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Subverted in "McMystery at McDuck McManor!"; Scrooge thanks Huey for the party because it called Duckworth back from the dead, who rescued Scrooge and gave all his enemies a right scare, in case they ever thought to try and enter the mansion again. But he and Duckworth warn Huey to never host a party again.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Of the triplets, Huey is the "Nice" one, as he is the most responsible and usually the first to point out a rash plan.
    • In notable circumstances, he can switch places with Dewey as being the "In-Between" guy.
      • "Daytrip of Doom!" has Huey and Louie both, at first, think Webby as being too socially awkward to join them on their trip. Dewey is the only one of the triplets who's willing to invite her to tag along.
      • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!": After Mark Beaks is revealed as a fraud, Huey is all up for letting Falcon Graves toss the jerk off the building. Dewey is the one who says they have to intervene. Also, while not unjustified, Huey is revealed to have the most volatile temper of his brothers when pushed to breaking point.
  • Non-Action Guy: He and Louie are this, while Dewey and Webby are Action Heroes.
  • Not So Above It All: While Huey is much more book smart, responsible, and polite than his brothers and Webby, his status as such has also resulted in him acting prideful, stubborn and slightly condescending:
    • Huey's first Establishing Character Moment shows that he's still just as mischievous and scheming as Dewey and Louie.
    • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" reveals that he's the one who inherited his Uncle Donald's volatile temper.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: His greatest fear is the unknown.
  • Obsessed Are the Listmakers: His Control Freak tendencies lets him have checklists to go with his organization/planning, most prevalent in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!".
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding out the lengths the Beagles are willing to go to "protect" him in "Day of the Only Child!".
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the triplets, his cautious and responsible nature results in him being the one most likely to play this role. However, several episodes prove that he's Not So Above It All. In "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" he plays this to Scrooge as his great-uncle's quest to reach the frankly impossible summit nearly gets himself and the rest of the expedition killed.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: When Webby ambushes Huey during their dart gun game, the scene cuts away and we hear him shout "Ow, my tailbone!"
  • The Perfectionist: Huey has a tendency to obsessively micromanage everything and follow the rules to a fault, demanding that they be perfectly obeyed. If things ever start going wrong despite his rule-following, Huey's prone to Sanity Slippage. During a race for the highest rank in the Junior Woodchucks, Huey is so obsessed with following the rules in the guidebook that he keeps putting himself in needless danger that allows his competition to overtake him. He even starts imagining the guidebook talking to him as a Spirit Advisor. Part of the lesson Huey tends to learn in episodes that focus on him is that rules must be applied with wisdom for every situation rather than just blindly obeyed all the time.
  • Pride: One of his defining flaws, inherited from Scrooge. Huey will often boast about his Junior Woodchuck achievements and a lot of the time he will refuse to admit when he is in the wrong.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: Sometimes, through anger or obsession or both. He has an epic freakout when Mark Beaks overlooks his hard work in favor of Dewey's flash, and when he thinks Cousin Fethry misled them into a useless adventure, Dewey has to hold him back from throttling him.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After Mark Beaks is revealed as a fraud, Huey is content to just watch Falcon Graves toss the guy off a building. Dewey has to snap him out of this line of thinking.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Bubba turning out to be wildly anachronistic compared to what Huey expects a Cave Duck to be like makes his eyes turn red with barely contained rage.
    • The mental personification of his anger, The Duke of Making a Mess, also sports the same crazed red eyes.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's the unofficial leader of the triplets, and wears red.
  • Red Is Violent: As the series goes on, he becomes more prone to violent outbursts upon losing his temper, similar to Donald.
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • He does not take Mark Beaks making Dewey a VP well at all.
      Dewey: Oh, no. Huey's broken!
    • He becomes frantic about his sewing skills when Louie points out the stripes on his Junior Woodchucks uniform are coming undone, and slowly grows insane when he tries to sew them back on.
    • He gradually loses both his sanity and his moral compass during the race to become Senior Woodchuck as Violet takes the lead in the race. He imagines the Junior Woodchuck Guide as an anthropomorphic book and refuses to help Violet when she is in trouble even though she had previously helped him.
  • Science Hero: To Dewey's Action Hero and Louie's Guile Hero. Huey admires his uncle Scrooge most for the scientific discoveries he made while adventuring.
  • Schedule Fanatic: Plans out an entire itinerary for the group's submarine voyage, which Dewey considers lame.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!:
    • At the end of "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!", the boys, disillusioned with Scrooge, ask Donald to move the boat back to the marina.
    • He attempts this in "The Depths of Fethry Duck!" when he is disillusioned with Fethry and decides to go back to the surface. The arrival of a giant monstrous krill further accelerates the leave for all of them.
    • In "Storkules in Duckburg!", he is so livid that Louie can't pay them due to spending all their money on now-useless merchandise that he wordlessly storms out of their bedroom.
    • In "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!", the boys immediately decide to leave when it turns out Cornelius Coot's treasure was just corn, despite Webby insisting otherwise.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • The triplets are all interested in Scrooge's relationship with Goldie and tease him about it throughout "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!", even calling their adventure together a date.
    • He's also quick to ship Fenton and Gandra together in "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", even calling out the Meet Cute trope by name in their first interactions.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In "Day of the Only Child!" Huey knows the Beagle Brothers are posing as Woodchucks and plan on kidnapping him... but he sticks with them anyways in order to get a badge.
    • In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", when Gandra is revealed to be working with Mark Beaks, he becomes more worried about Fenton's heart getting broken than the fact that, y'know, there's a spy for Beaks in the lab.
  • The Smart Guy: The most knowledgeable and resourceful of the triplets. He knows a lot about organization, general trivia, history (well good for a layman anyway) and science. His scientific knowledge proves useful in "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest" where he figures out the wormholes and the nature of the mountain.
  • Speak in Unison: The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally - after Lena mocks them for being the same.
    Lena: That's cute, with the names and the color-coded outfits... is that your thing, you're all exactly the same?
    Huey, Dewey, & Louie: Ha, no way! We're all unique snowflakes... Well, this usually never happens! This is really weird! Okay, stop talking! (beat) Antidisestablishmentarianism! Seriously?! GAH!
  • Split-Personality Merge: After talking with Lena about how he shouldn't hide his anger and should face his internal struggle in order to come to terms with it, Huey along with the Duke of Making a Mess technically merge into one form where Huey's fighting performance is enhanced but well controlled into a functional mind.
  • Squee: The triplets have this reaction when they find out Donald is taking them to stay at Scrooge's in "Woo-oo!".
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guy: When Dewey is enjoying the slides and such at the Waddle office, Huey admonishes him for having fun and insists that they're serious work tools that are there to help with worker productivity. Immediately followed by perhaps the flattest 'whee' ever uttered in television.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Justified. Huey shares a striking resemblance to his brothers because they are identical triplets.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Not necessarily evil in a sense but Huey has a lot of repressed anger that he tends to hold in within himself that he named the Duke of Making a Mess. Which is a feral form of Huey where his eyes glow red and has sharpened teeth that attacks entirely on instinct.
  • Team Dad: When it's just him, his brothers, and Webby, Huey tends to act as the surrogate father figure.
  • Technician Versus Performer:
    • In "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" Huey is the technician, keeping a checklist of work tasks and doing them all meticulously, while Dewey is the performer, mostly slacking off day-to-day work tasks but impressing people by embracing the company culture and doing things like ordering everyone pizza for lunch. The result is that Huey gets the internship for all his hard work, but Dewey gets a much better VP position for no other reason than owning a briefcase. This is actually discussed by Dewey in his pep-talk shortly afterward, telling Huey that while everyone is drawn to and impressed by the performers, it's the technicians' hard work that make the performer's role possible.
    • "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" focuses on Huey and Violet competing for the position of Senior Junior Woodchuck. Huey is once again in the technician role, following the step by step instructions of the group's guidebook to earn merit badges at official troop events. Violet is the performer, focusing on the group's overarching principles rather than the nitty gritty details and applying them to the real world to earn her badges. Violet winds up winning because Huey's focus on instructions causes him to lose focus on the group's philosophy of helping others.
  • Throw the Book at Them: In the 'Meet Huey' promotional short, Huey knocks out Bigfoot by throwing the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook at him. If you look carefully, Huey consults the book before throwing it, implying that the guidebook instructed him to use it as a weapon.
  • Token Good Teammate: Easily the nicest of the triplets and always willing to lend a hand. While he might not be as good as the other two at lying or getting into mischief, he is great at leading the way out.
  • Unstoppable Rage: In "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!", he completely goes on a Super Saiyan-style rampage after he ranks up all his XP points to defeat a monster that destroyed his crops.
    • This is revealed to be a result of Huey's hidden persona the Duke of Making a Mess which represents his hidden anger that he tries to cage within himself at all times so he doesn't lose control and unleash his animalistic rage. However once he unleashes this side he uses it on Steelbeak but only to come to terms with his anger and utilize it correctly without losing his mind.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. When Della returns, she reveals that she wanted Huey's name to be "Jet".
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Huey and Dewey are unimpressed with Scrooge's petty show of stepping over George Mallardy's corpse and mockingly saying that now he's the man who made it the second furthest up Mount Neverrest.
      Huey: I think the mountain got even for you!
    • During "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", in a depressing case of Surprisingly Realistic Outcome, Huey and Louie finally find out about Dewey's investigation into their mom. They are understandably not happy at being kept in the dark.
    • He confronts Louie during "The Most Dangerous Game... Night!", asking him why is so insistent on not going on adventures.
    • He calls out Louie for wasting all their money in "Storkules in Duckburg!".
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Asks this while acting out in the Harp-Be-Gone advertisement, which had a really bad type casting (he's the wife, Webby is the husband, and Storkules is their baby child).
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He is all too familiar with Locked Room Mysteries, but during "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" he fails to identify the right culprit multiple times. Also, he knows the party should end when the right culprit is revealed, but doesn't know what to do after Nik Nokturne (aka. Black Arts Beagle) is "revealed" as such.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Timephoon!", he gets extremely frustrated by Bubba contradicting his cave-duck studies and resorts to documenting his behavior under Dewey and Webby's suggestion. After he submits his research to the Junior Woodchucks, it ends up being rejected due to being considered "wildly outlandish".

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