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2017


Aren't you overreacting? Look at him! He's a kid, like me! Just...wired a little differently. Besides, dozens of your inventions have tried to kill us, and you always say they're "wildly misunderstood"!

–Huey

Hubert "Huey" Duck is one of the nine main protagonists of DuckTales 2017. He is the son of Della Duck and is the oldest of Donald Duck's nephews by three seconds.

Description

The oldest of the triplets by three seconds, he is often called upon to be "The Brains." He LOVES being a triplet, is the consummate Junior Woodchuck, and often finds himself scrambling to find logical solutions to the completely illogical. Ever the explorer, Huey is always eager to test his mettle and may one day earn his Adventurer's Merit Badge.

Huey is a small white-feathered preteen pekin duck with a red polo t-shirt and a red baseball cap on his head. In "Quack Pack!", he dons a faded light-red shirt underneath a darker red jacket with sleeves folded up to his elbow and a white and red cap with a (#😜) print.

Personality

Huey is a smart "by the book" guy, specifically the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook. He is an intelligent, analytical, and precarious boy scout. Huey is the most responsible out of the triplets, but he still can be wild with them. Huey also seems "nerdy" as he enjoys science, discovery, books, modern inventions and more. His own brother Louie has called him nerdy, yet he is proud of it in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" and in later episodes such as "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!"

Huey is a down to earth person and loves being a junior woodchuck. Huey is a duck of logic and rational explanation, as in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" He chooses to believe in logic and science than mythology. He loves to find a logical solution in an illogical situation. While Huey can be considerate, he has his moments of being conceited. Huey takes great pride in his intelligence, organization skills, and his Junior Woodchucks-trained skills; which lead him to believe that he is usually right and the best in most things which show in "McMystery at McDuck McManor!", "Terror of the Terra-firmians!", and "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", and when anyone doubts his intellect he gets easily offended, as in "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!"

Huey is also very inquisitive with things he doesn't know too much about and yearns to know more. In "The Spear of Selene!", once he meets Zeus, he is very excited and wishes to learn more about his powers.

Huey is a brave and compassionate person, or rather, duck. He is always there to help others, especially his family. In "Storkules in Duckburg!", he and Webby help save everyone at Funso's Fun Zone from the harpies. He also shows a lot of love and appreciation for others, for example, his uncle, Donald.

Huey loves to reach his goals with well-structured checklists because he likes to be in control of the situation. In general, Huey loves checklists as in "Storkules in Duckburg!"

Although Huey can be level-head, he can become unhinged when things don't go the way he planned, usually responding with anger or anxiety, as in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", when Dewey had gotten the internship over himself, and in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" where Huey snapped at Scrooge for being too stubborn to turn around. He is anxious in "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!", when one of his uniform stripes came loose, and he thought he was losing his skills. In "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" when Huey is afraid of when something bad happening.

To elaborate, The Duke of Making a Mess is a manifestation of Huey's chaotic side's rage, insanity, and overall darkness. Huey's alter ego first appears in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", is mentioned in several episodes, and is finally explained in "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!"

However, Huey can bring himself back to being his calm and rational self to figure out the problem given to him. Intelligent, confident, brave, kind and talented, Huey will take charge in any adventure no matter how dangerous or ridiculous it gets.

On a funnier note, In "The Last Adventure!", when his plan to raid the F.O.W.L. base failed, he even yelled at Bentina Beakley for a moment to unclassify the S.H.U.S.H. files.

Skills and Abilities

He possesses multiple skills and knowledge that was taught to him as both a junior woodchuck. Huey is the second most capable of the kids, second only to Webby.

  • Genius-Level Intellect: Huey is an analytical thinker, which he uses with great pride to construct plans whenever there is trouble or just for fun.
    • Junior Woodchuck Knowledge:
      • Cartography: An expert in cartography, Huey uses techniques and arts that guide him towards the elaboration of geographical coordinates. Presented in 30 Things With Huey.
      • Geology: Huey proved to know at some point the origin, history, life and structure of the Earth in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!"
      • Skills with Ties:
      • Camping:
      • Trap Builder:
      • Seam:He is very good at sewing and was very upset when he slipped a stitch on his Senior Junior Woodchuck uniform.
    • Robotics: According to Taurus Bulba in Let's Get Dangerous!, Huey was the Junior Woodchucks robotics champion for four years running.
    • Coding Languages: In "Beaks in the Shell!", Huey displays his knowledge of Morse code by successfully decoding Fenton's cry for help.
  • Pattern Recognition: He is able to recognize patterns as depicted in The Most Dangerous Game...Night! and New Gods on the Block! (but he was unsuccessful in doing so in the family's mission to retrieve the helmet of Henghis Kahn)
  • Voice Modulation: Huey knows how to change his voice as in issue #1 of the DuckTales (2017) comics, when he imitated his brothers voice to distract Donald, and "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!", when he tried different simulations to handle Steelbeak.
  • Musical Intuition: It is revealed throughout the series that Huey is musically talented/gifted in general.
    • Various Instruments: While helping Dewey and Louie with their search to inadvertently learn more about their mother (Della Duck) in "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", he plays three notes (B-natural, A-natural, and G-natural) on a single harp string. Huey also admits that he participated in the Junior Woodchuck Philharmonic Orchestra at some point.
    • Singing: In "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!", Huey has a beautiful voice while singing part of an opera as a distraction, allowing Webby to uncover who Gandra really is.
  • Unison Voice: Ability to speak at the same time. The triplets do this - albeit unintentionally - in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!"
  • Lock-Picking: He is able pick a lock with anything, as in the comic issue #1.
  • Necronomicon Book: Huey is a connoisseur of several books and in numerous natural and supernatural including The Necronomicon.
  • Fourth Wall Awareness: In "Quack Pack!", Huey is the first to realize that he and his family are in a TV show, starting with when he notices his Guidebook is empty. It then progresses with him hearing the audience laughing and background music, noticing the lights fading, seeing a commercial for Pep, realizing his book is just a prop, that the walls of the study room have no pipes, cables, or insulation, and ultimately, he convinces Scrooge, Louie, and Della to look at the fourth wall, seeing the audience. He also complains about being in a transition scene.
  • Vivid Imagination: Though denying it in "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!", Huey proves that he has quite the imagination in "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" when he hallucinated a talking Junior Woodchuck Guidebook serving as his conscience throughout the latter half of the episode. Another example is during "Beaks in the Shell!" when he spreads virtual hearts out of pure joy over Fenton and Gandra's romantic relationship, and later on designing his custom superhero armor inside the Gizmocloud.

Relationships

Huey Duck (2017)/Relationships


Appearances

Season 1 (91%)

Season 2 (75%)

Season 3 (86%)

Comics

This Duckburg Life

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Trivia

  • Huey is the oldest of the triplets by three seconds.
  • He has an addiction to sugar, as in "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" and "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!"
  • This reboot of Huey has kept the iconic look from the original with his red shirt and cap. Yet, this appearance has a short sleeve polo, and the original had long sleeves.
    • Huey also keeps an iconic role from the original as a Junior Woodchuck, as he also carries around the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook everywhere he goes.
  • In the IDW comics story "FIGHT!" it's revealed Huey has multiple backup copies of his Junior Woodchuck Guidebook.
  • Huey is the only one of the triplets to have his original first full name, Hubert, in this version. The others are Dewford (originally Deuteronomy) and Llewellyn (originally Louis).
  • Huey's mom was originally going to name him Jet.
  • Huey's anger is represented by his inner self: The Duke of Making a Mess, first appearing in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", briefly in "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" and "Timephoon!", and full-fledged in "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!"
  • Huey sometimes had an obsession with having longer legs and boasting about being reliable and being the oldest sibling.
  • In "The Last Adventure!", Huey is the first to uncover May and June's true intentions.
  • He discovers that Scrooge is Webby's genetic father, thus making him, Dewey, and Louie her first cousins once removed.
  • Huey is Donald's favorite nephew in "This Duckburg Life"
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Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and Louie DuckWebby VanderquackLaunchpad McQuackBentina BeakleyDonald DuckDuckworthGyro GearlooseFenton CrackshellDoofus DrakeFlintheart GlomgoldMagica De SpellBeagle BoysBubba DuckGlittering Goldie
2017
Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and Louie DuckWebby VanderquackDonald DuckLaunchpad McQuackBentina BeakleyDella DuckGyro GearlooseFenton Crackshell-CabreraDarkwing DuckDuckworthFlintheart GlomgoldMagica De SpellBeagle BoysLena SabrewingViolet SabrewingFOWL
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