Webbigail "Webby" Vanderquack is a character featured on DuckTales. She is the granddaughter of Betina Beakley, Scrooge McDuck's maid and cook. It is unknown what happened to Webby's own parents, but Betina seems to be her legal guardian. At the time of Mrs. Beakley's interview for the position of Scrooge's maid, cook and the Nephews' nanny, Betina and Webby were homeless. She agreed to work only for food and shelter for both of them, a deal Scrooge couldn't refuse. Since then, both have been adopted into the Ducks extended family, as she earned a place in Scrooge's heart, evident by him telling her to call him "Uncle Scrooge" even though they're not related.
Webby is an extremely affectionate, pretty, adorable and emotional little girl and has a great love for animals. She's never without her "Quacky-Patch" doll, a small stitched doll that looks exactly like her, and sometimes keeps small tokens like jellybeans and marbles inside of a hole in its stitching. Webby's love for animals is her greatest asset, since she seems to be able to tame even the most exotic animals indluding dinosaurs and an abominable snowman. Her only conflict with animals came when she got lost in the Outback, her doll was stolen by a koala, and she was chased by warthogs, though she eventually overcame her fear and became friends with those animals as well. The Disney studio promotional material said that her greatest goal is to become the Fourth Nephew. Webby often feels neglected, and this has often been the impetus for her own misadventures. One even caused her to join the Beagle Babes after being kidnapped by them.
In a possible future, Webby is the only one of Scrooge's family to help him return to his own time. She's grown into a lady and is married to Doofus Drake. When Scrooge returns to his own time, he suggests he will see them at their wedding, which disgusts Webby.
Webby makes her first appearance in the DuckTales episode Three Ducks of the Condor (part three of the pilot movie Treasure of the Golden Suns). After which she made regular appearances throughout the series, playing the role of Scrooge's adopted niece. Some episodes even focused on her. A few examples are Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby and The Good Muddahs.
In Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby, when Scrooge takes the children to the jungle to find a rare animal, Webby comes in contact with some water that causes her to grow to a massive size.
In The Good Muddahs, Webby is kidnapped and held for ransom by the Beagle Babes, the Beagle Boys' cousins. During the time they're holding her, she befriends them.
Webby makes a cameo appearance in the opening theme, but does not appear in any episode.
Webby appears regularly in DuckTales comics. She also appeared in a few Darkwing Duck comics, in the crossover Dangerous Currency during which she showed a slight crush on Honker Muddlefoot.
Images of Webby Vanderquack
- Disney's HooZoo - Webby Vanderquack
- Webby Vanderquack at the INDUCKS
Heroes and Allies: Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Launchpad McQuack | Webby Vanderquack | Betina Beakley | Duckworth | Gyro Gearloose | Doofus Drake | Fenton Crackshell | Donald Duck | Bubba the Cave Duck | Tootsie the Triceratops | Gene the Genie | Glittering Goldie | Admiral Grimmitz | Duchess of Swansylvania
Villains: Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, Bouncer, Baggy, Bankjob, Bugle, and Babyface) | Ma Beagle | Flintheart Glomgold | Magica De Spell | Poe De Spell | El Capitan | Merlock the Magician | Dijon | Cinnamon Teal | Dracula Duck
Organizations: Junior Woodchucks