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We can Dewey it!

–Dewey

Dewford Dingus "Dewey" Duck[1] is one of the nine main protagonists in the 2017 DuckTales series, he is the son of Della Duck and one of Donald's triplet nephews. Dewey is the middle child of the triplets.

Description

The second brother hatched and dealing with a classic middle-child syndrome, Dewey is always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Dubbed "The Guts," Dewey is quick to throw himself into dangerous situations without thinking, just to prove himself. Deep down he's worried that he's just an ordinary duck so he's constantly itching to make a name for himself. According to Webby, Dewey is ‘sweet and sensitive and full of secrets’.

Personality

Dewey is the daring, attention-seeking adventurer of the trio. He loves to explore and do bold and exciting things to stand out, get noticed and have fun. Dewey can be impulsive; he can't sit still too long before jumping into action, often without thinking it through. Dewey desires to stand out as his own individual among his brothers, by trying to impress all those around him by doing big extraordinary things.

Dewey is shown to be compassionate, which shows when he stands up for Webby when everyone was hesitant in "Daytrip of Doom!" He offered to save Mark Beaks even after learning he was a fraud. Dewey can be sensitive; he is easily insulted as seen in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" when Huey admits to thinking of Dewey as irresponsible and not serious enough to be successful. This shows that Dewey is also a bit insecure. Dewey is also very emotionally attached to his mission to learn about his long-lost mother, Della. to a point that he wants to learn more about her but is afraid of what the answers may be as shown in "The Spear of Selene!". Dewey is so eager to know what happens to his mother that he is willing to risk his own life just to know the truth of his mother he never knew, as shown in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!".

In "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", Dewey claims that his brothers will be hurt if they find out about their mother, but in the truth, Dewey wanted to keep it for himself to feel special. Dewey shows to make a facial expression of his own ego. Confronted, Dewey realizes he has been selfish for doing this.

With his ambitious and quick-thinking personality, Dewey wants to prove himself. And sees himself becoming big like his Great-Uncle Scrooge, he is eager to show his skills in their adventures. Dewey tends to remind Donald and Scrooge of his mother.

Appearance

Dewey is a small preteen duck with a casual blue long-sleeved shirt and his hair sticking upward.

Merchandise

The official merchandise for Dewey includes Figurines, T-shirts, Plushies, and action figures. Most of the official merchandise has been released after the 2017 reboot of the show. A full list of all the current official Dewey merchandise is available here.

Skills and Abilities

Dewey may not be as analytical as Huey, or as cunning as Louie, but Dewey is the most fearless and daring of the three.

  • Quick thinker: Dewey's greatest strength can be seen in his bravery, yet he is also a quick thinker. Although sometimes his plans are not always thought through enough to work, but through the events of "Woo-oo!" he has learned to be more observant and a better problem-solver, which has improved his skills as an explorer.
  • Skillful fighter: Dewey is the most physically able of Donald's three nephews, even though he doesn't have adequate training like Webby.
  • Mini Golf Master:
  • DJ:
  • Good in most sports: Dewey claims that "all the sports" are his favorite.
  • Piloting skills:
  • Dance:
  • Surfing: In 30 Things With Dewey he claims to know how to surf. This claim was refuted in Moonvasion!
  • Artistics ability:
  • Unison voice: Ability to speak at the same time. The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!".
  • Hair Stylist: Dewey was an expert in creating hairstyles in the Quack Pack! when he made a Mohawk cut on himself and Donald, or in The Rumble for Ragnarok! when he replicated his favorite band's haircut on himself.

Relationships

Family

Huey & Louie Duck

Huey, Dewey and Louie are triplet brothers with Dewey being the middle child (younger than Huey; older than Louie).
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Dewey is very close with his brothers. They can be rambunctious at times. Even though they're brothers, Dewey has a close friendship with them. They usually get along, but sometimes they can disagree and get into arguments or competitions. Some cases include when Huey and Louie eventually found out about Dewey secretly researching about their mother's disappearance, and they showed disdain towards him for having kept it from them. Dewey's main reasoning for it was because he didn't want them to find out about something that could upset them, but his brothers believed he was being selfish. Nevertheless, the three made up and promised to work together if such occasions were to ever occur again in the future.
  • HUEY DUCK: Huey is Dewey's older triplet brother (by 3 seconds). Whenever Huey starts losing his temper and/or sanity, Dewey is usually the one to calm him down. On the other hand, Huey doesn't appreciate whenever Dewey refuses to communicate with him properly ("Sky Pirates...in the Sky!"; "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!").
  • LOUIE DUCK: Louie is Dewey's younger triplet brother (by 3 seconds). In general, Louie enjoys tricking Dewey into doing his chores for him ("The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!"), assuming he's very susceptible. However, Louie is surprised at how perceptive Dewey can be sometimes. Later on, Louie doesn't trust Dewey when it comes to planning schemes, although he has a change of heart after "Louie's Eleven!".

Donald Duck

Donald is Dewey's uncle and guardian.
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Donald has been parenting Dewey and his brothers from the beginning since Della wasn't there. Although Dewey views him as boring and overprotective, he still loves his uncle, even though Dewey and his brothers tend to go behind his back. Despite Dewey's rebellious nature, Donald continues to love him unconditionally and do whatever he can to protect them. Which is shown in "Woo-oo!" where Donald jumps into danger to prevent Dewey from becoming burned. Yet during the events of The Shadow War Dewey learns to respect Donald. Dewey stated a great appreciation for Donald as a devoted and selfless family man, even when Donald finally willing to forgive Scrooge and convince the Dewey and the boys to forgive him to become family again. And when the shadow war starts Donald stands up in taking lead to save Scrooge and stop Magica. Dewey discovered greatness his uncle that he started to quote Donald line " These Ducks don't back down!" throughout the episode.  Afterward, Dewey has given Donald a lot more respect and praise when cheering on his fighting skills in other adventures.

Della Duck

Della is Dewey's biological mother. He was investigating her disappearance when he first sees her portrait. Since he didn't know much about her growing up, it made him obsessed to know the mystery of her disappearance.
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Della's childish recklessness action has affected Dewey, by making feel abandoned that it caused Dewey‘s attention-seeking behavior through several adventures. When discovering more about his mother's amazing adventurous talents, it caused him to behave similarly to his mom leading to dangerous repercussions. Even with his obsession learning what happened to Della lead him to seek her out even in danger like in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!".

Dewey met Della's younger self during the past year of Christmas prior to the series, realizing that Della just wishes to spend Christmas with her brother. Although he tried to keep it a secret, Della and Donald knew he was from the future. Dewey finally meets his mother in person in the present day in "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" he first mistaking her for a cyborg due to her metal artificial leg. Dewey, having waited for this moment his whole life for a long time, rushed to hug his mother without hesitation. Dewey expresses surprise when his mother's original name for him was Turbo and is the first to embrace her when he finally meets Della for the first time.

They later go on an adventure in the arctic together in "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" for the search of the money tree seeds within the Doomsday Vault. Della's constant perseverance into serious danger, however, leads Dewey to realize the real trouble he's putting himself in, and eventually breaks down. But luckily Della helps both of them escape the vault before any more danger could come their way.

Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge McDuck is Dewey's great-uncle.
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Dewey looks up to Scrooge, viewing him as the most exciting duck in the world. He never knew he was his great uncle before the events of "Woo-oo!", and within learning, they were related, Dewey was ecstatic and wished to impress him. However, after learning about the events of his mother's past in "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!," Dewey chose to despise Scrooge and was the first to blame him for what happened. Nevertheless, he and Scrooge reconcile during their battle against Magica De Spell in "The Shadow War!," and he agrees with the rest of the family to move back into the Manor.

Friends

Webby Vanderquack

Webby is one of Dewey's friends. This is not only because they're kindred spirits with their love for adventures and mystery, but also because they are very reliable, trusting and compassionate towards each other which can describe as a profound friendship.
Dewey and Webby

They are always there for each other when the time is tough and thrilling. This is shown in "Daytrip of Doom!" when everyone was hesitant to bring Webby to "Funzo's Fun-Zone" knowing she is going to be a handful, but Dewey wants to give her a chance and help her out. In "The Great Dime Chase!" when Dewey wishes to know about his mother, he turns to Webby for help. Throughout all the trails, they discover a secret room dedicated to Della. Dewey trusts Webby to keep this as their secret until they know what it means. With all the trust and kindness Dewey gives Webby in their friendship, she does the same. In "The Spear of Selene!", Dewey wishes to quit their conspiracy hunt on Della Duck. Webby doesn't want to end her investigation, so they have a small fight about it. Yet, once she found out that Dewey is scared to know his mother's true nature, she shows her sympathy by stepping aside in support of her friend's emotional strife. However, this motivates Dewey to keep going. He thanks Webby by saying that he is grateful to have her around. Dewey even shows his sensitive and anxious part of himself, showing an open-honesty between them. In "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" all of their time together has them believing that they are the perfect team, as they love working together to get past danger and even sing in harmony. But, as they have trouble being in sync, it makes them doubt one another being a perfect team or even friends. But Scrooge tells them that their bond goes beyond friendship, to them actually being family. Their longing for solving mysteries together is shown in "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" when they realized that Huey's postcard to Donald was returned, which led them on a quest to figure out what went wrong. Unfortunately, they took a wrong turn and instead learned about Donald's therapist Jones and the source of Donald's anger.

Launchpad McQuack

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Out of the triplets, Dewey is the closest to Launchpad - in fact, they consider themselves as best friends, and Launchpad occasionally refers to Huey and Louie as "Dewey's brothers". In "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" Launchpad is worried that Dewey might be possessed by a mole-monster. In "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" the two of them hang out together. Launchpad introduces Dewey to his favourite TV show, Darkwing Duck. Launchpad also asks fashion advice from Dewey. In "Jaw$!", when Dewey gets eaten by Tiffany, Launchpad wakes up in the middle of the night because he senses his best friend is in danger and takes Donald's Houseboat to the Money Bin to rescue Dewey.

Lena Sabrewing

Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera

Dewey is one of the people who know that Fenton is Gizmoduck.

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Trivia

  • Dewey is the only main character to appear in every episode of season 1, though he did not speak in "Who is Gizmoduck?!." He was absent in 5 episodes of season 2, though he had a cameo in "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" and only 1 episode of season 3 so far.
  • In the Quack Pack series, his full name was Deuteronomy Duck. Here it's changed to Dewford. Series co-developer Frank Angones jokingly said that they changed the name because it's easier for Donald to pronounce.
  • Dewey has been known to have a liking of cats, as shown in the Dewey Dew-Night! short "Bedtime" where he has a pet kitten, and in "The House of the Lucky Gander!", he temporarily gets a jade green pet tiger he names "Dewey Jr".
  • His name was incorrectly spelled as 'Duford' in the comic book story "Happy, Happy Valley!", in which he jokingly gives his full name as 'Duford Ellsworth Waterford Ellemenopay Yastrzemski Duck'.
  • Della Duck, his mother, was originally going to name him Turbo.
  • According to "Louie's Eleven!," Dewey's favorite band is the Feather Weights. In fact, his hairstyle is based on Kat, the lead singer of the band itself.

References

  1. According to Raiders Of The Doomsday Vault, Dewey's middle name is "Dingus."
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