|“||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 Duck|
Hubert "Huey" Duck is one of the deuteragonists of the 2017 DuckTales series, serving as a major deuteragonist of the first two seasons and one of two main protagonists (alongside Webby) of the third season. He is the oldest of Della Duck’s triplet sons, who is the smartest and most strategic of them.
Huey is a small white preteen duck who has the same appearance as his brothers, but with a red polo shirt and red cap on his head.
Huey is a smart "by the book" guy (specifically the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook), as well as an intelligent, analytical, and precarious boy scout. He is the most responsible out of the triplets, but he still can be wild with them. He also comes off as "nerdy" as he is shown to enjoy science; in discovery, books, modern inventions and more. His own brother, Louie, has called him nerdy, yet he is proud of it, as shown in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" and in later episodes such as "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!".
Huey is down to earth and loves being a Junior Woodchuck. He is a duck of logic and rational explanation as shown in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!". He chooses to believe in logic and science rather 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 correct and or the best about most things, which shows 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, this is seen demonstrated 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. This is shown in "The Spear of Selene!", once he meets Zeus he is very excited and wishes to learn more about his powers. He loves to reach his goals with well-structured checklists because he likes to be in control of the situation. In general, he loves checklists as shown in "Storkules in Duckburg!".
Huey is a brave and compassionate person. He is always there to help others, especially his family. This is well shown in "Storkules in Duckburg!" when him and Webby help save everyone at Funso's Fun Zone from the Harpies. He also shows a lot of love and appreciation for others, such as his uncle Donald.
While Huey can be level-head, he becomes unstable when things don't go the way he planned, usually responding with anger and/or anxiety. His anger as shown in "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!", when Dewey had gotten the internship over himself (this was also shown in "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!", where Huey snapped at Scrooge for being too stubborn to turn around), and his anxiety as shown in "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!", when one of his uniform stripes came loose, and he thought he was losing his skills. It was also shown in "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" when Huey is afraid of when something bad happening. Yet, Huey can bring himself back to being calm and rational, 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.
- Unlike his brothers, Huey still keeps his original name, Hubert as well his cap, in this version. The others are Dewford (originally Deuteronomy) and Llewellyn (originally Louis).
- Della Duck, his mother, was originally going to name him Jet.
- Huey is the oldest of the triplets by 3 seconds.
- He has an addiction to sugar, as seen 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. He also keeps an iconic role from the original as a Junior Woodchuck, and 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.