Flintheart Glomgold (real name Duke Baloney) is the archenemy of Scrooge McDuck in the 2017 version of DuckTales.
A rival to Scrooge and the second richest businessman in the world, he is ruthlessly greedy and wants nothing more than to outdo Scrooge in every way.
He was created by Disney Legend Carl Barks, and made his first appearance in Barks' 1956 comic The Second-Richest Duck Uncle Scrooge #15). Flintheart will attempt any possible underhanded deed in order to defeat Scrooge. He is a South African White Duck and the archenemy of Scrooge McDuck, usually portrayed as an ambitious, ruthless, and manipulative businessman who shares many of the same qualities as Scrooge—the drive for massive wealth, and the cunning and creativity to obtain the same—but he lacks any of Scrooge's tendencies towards generosity and compassion. In Don Rosa's The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck he is said to be a Boer.
Duke was born in South Africa. As a young duck in South Africa, Duke worked as a shoeshine boy. One day he shined Scrooge's spats and Scrooge decided to make Duke learn the same lesson he once learned when he was a child. This backfired, however, as Duke felt cheated when he is paid with only a dime when the charge was a dollar plus tip. Scrooge explains that he wanted to teach him self-reliance, but Duke felt mocked and stole money from his pocket along with a gold band. He used this money to reinvent himself as Flintheart Glomgold and began a lifelong quest to outdo Scrooge; even going so far to change his accent to a Scottish one just to show that he could outdo him at being Scottish.
Flintheart seeks out the legendary lost city of Atlantis, and hires some cheap bodyguards, including Donald, to aid him in his quest. When he discovers Scrooge McDuck and his nephews on the same quest, he decides to follow them. After Donald inadvertently leads them to them in the treasure room, Flintheart steals a large gem and uses Donald as bait to escape. He also leaves his bodyguards behind, valuing the gem more.
When he arrives back in Duckburg, he tries to speak with the news about his finding, only for Scrooge to turn up with the real gem in tow. Flintheart soon discovers that the gem he grabbed was cursed, as a large tentacle snatches him up from the water. As he is dragged away, he curses Scrooge.
Flintheart tries to trick Scrooge by making a plan for killing Mark Beaks on a cruise ship in a volcano, but Scrooge refuses since he doesn't want to kill Mark Beaks. He later finds an extra slideshow called "Backstabbing Scrooge Version 3", where Scrooge later finds out that he would also die in the same volcano due to his portion of a bridge breaking. Scrooge later leaves Flintheart by himself. However, Flintheart goes on with the plan to kill Mark Beaks by delivering him a fake invitation to a "billionaires cruise" in a mailman outfit. It is inferred that Glomgold failed, seeing that Beaks is still alive in the series.
Flintheart competes against Scrooge in their yearly golf tournament, which Scrooge has won every year for a number of decades. After firing his caddy Tiger, Glomgold hires Louie to serve as his caddy. After he and Scrooge's party end up stuck on a mystical golf course, he continues his efforts to try and beat Scrooge, only to end up in situations that Louie will only save him from in exchange for cash. He is eventually turned to stone by the course's mists, but later partially freed when Dewey sinks the winning shot and enables their return to the normal world.
Glomgold resurfaced after his four month disappearance, after the events of The Shadow War! He was pulled from the sea (in a net) and was discovered by Mann and Fisher. When they asked him who he was he says that he doesn't know. He was suffering amnesia, and thus takes on the identity of Duke Baloney. At the climax of the episode, as Glomgold swims to save Webby and Louie from a freak storm, he regains his memory. Immediately he becomes evil again and loses his friends Mann and Fisher afterwards, he retakes his company, he taunts Scrooge with his personalized money clip that he swiped from him back in South Africa and made a wager over whoever becomes richer than the other can seize the other's company and also be crowned Richest Duck in the World for all time.
During a meeting secretly at the Money Bin, Glomgold falls asleep through Owlson's briefing on their strategy to prevail in the wager against McDuck. Owlson also points out N.E.S.T. (No Elaborate Schemes Today) to try and call off his schemes. When Owlson suggests Glomgold adapt to their rival's methods, Scrooge barges in accusing him of stealing some of his money. Manny then escorts Glomgold and Owlson from the building.
After Scrooge supposedly succumbs to Gold Fever, he celebrates his victory at McDuck's home having successfully usurped McDuck Enterprises and gained the title Richest Duck in the World over the scornful looks of the mourners.
Glomgold then admits that he was the one using a stolen Time Teaser and playing mind games with Scrooge driving him over the edge like stealing his eighty-seven cents, tickling feathers onto his rival, and making his suit nearly torn for Scrooge. But then, Manny posing as Scrooge slaps Glomgold and Scrooge having disguised himself and cured of his infections reveals himself. Angry at having come to within an inch of usurping McDuck's company, Glomgold still tries to kill Scrooge himself, but are frozen in time. Beakley brings her superior down to a safe level, but Glomgold falls humiliated while Scrooge regains his eighty-seven cents.
Glomgold and Owlson intercept Scrooge and his party who are trying to get a job at repairing the Von Drake Doomsday Vault currently owned by Ludwig's children. While the Von Drake children cheer at Scrooge's proposal, Glomgold intends to force his way into the vault, take the seeds of the Money Tree of Oramorus, split the funds 90/10 and detonate the vault.
Treasure is the greatest treasure. that's why it's called treasure!
Flintheart is a ruthless, scheming and deranged businessman. A direct contrast to Scrooge in his methods, Flintheart will gladly lie and cheat his way to victory, with little care for anyone. He sees all other individuals as nothing more than tools for succeeding in his goals. Flintheart Glomgold ( or Duke Baloney) is an obsessive, vicous, murderous, greedy, dim grifter who gladly feign loyalty to someone if he believes that they can lead him to whatever treasure he may be hunting at the time. Flintheart wants to be better at Scrooge at everything, but when that doesn't play out the way he wishes he turns to murder. Flintheart often tries to kills Scrooge and anyone else that infuriates him like Mark Beaks. He is determined to outdo Scrooge at everything, from discovering rare treasure to being the most Scottish.
Skilled hand-to-hand combatant: Flintheart is an expert hand-to-hand combatant able to take on Scrooge with ease, although due to his advanced age he doesn't regularly engage in such activities, usually hiring goons to do his dirty work.
Genius-level intellect: Flintheart is also quite an accomplished businessman, being smart enough to start his own company, which rivals that of Scrooge McDuck.
This incarnation of Glomgold is also rather hefty in weight, compared to his previous appearances. Glomgold wears a green Scottish kilt, with a white shirt, brown vest, and a navy blue jacket. Glomgold also sports a fake grey beard to look older.
Glomgold hates Scrooge with every fiber in body and obsessively tries to defeat and kill every chance he gets. Every since he was young he felt cheated when he is paid with only a dime, as he believed that Scrooge was bragging about being the richest duck in the world. Leading him to reinvent himself as Flintheart Glomgold and begin a lifelong quest to outdo Scrooge. The reason his hatred for Scrooge started was when he was a little kid and he shined Scrooge's spats, Scrooge gave him a dime to teach him self-reliance. Instead, an angered Duke yells at Scrooge saying that shoe shining is a dollar, spats are extra, and plus a tip.
Meeting in The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks! Mark introduces himself as the newest rich person in Duckburg. And much like Scrooge, Glomgold hates his cockiness and wish to get rid of him, to be free from his annoying personality.