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"Who is Gizmoduck?!" is the eighteenth episode of the animated series DuckTales. It premiered on July 14, 2018.

Synopsis

As Fenton figures out how to be a hero, Mark Beaks offers to hire Gizmoduck and help him defend all of Duckburg.

Plot

Donald Duck and Huey visit Duckburg bank for a loan on Donald's houseboat at the same time as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera when the Beagle Boys enter to rob the bank. Fenton is caught by the Beagles and utters his codeword for the Gizmosuit, activating the armor and turning him to Gizmoduck. Unfortunately, Fenton is unable to get the Gizmosuit to do what he wants and he activates several weapons, wrecking the inside of the bank before he leaves, leaving Huey in wonder and awe of Gizmoduck.

While watching the news on Gizmoduck, Fenton hears Huey's praise on Gizmoduck just before his mother, M'Ma Crackshell-Cabrera, comes home following her police investigation. Fenton hides the Gizmosuit from his mother and assures her that he is fine with his job, but his mother simply asks her son what he himself wants to be.

Fenton yearns to use the Gizmosuit for more heroic purposes although Gyro Gearloose is hesitant to and wants to avoid over-funding his projects or Scrooge McDuck will cut his budget. From Huey, Gyro discovers Fenton was using the Gizmosuit to stop the bank heist. Meanwhile, Fenton's testing of the Gizmosuit overloads its core processor and fires a rocket. Gizmoduck flies after the rocket towards a helicopter manned by Mark Beaks. After Beaks is rescued, Beaks offers Gizmoduck his resources but Gizmoduck turns down his offer and flies off, unfortunately, the Gizmosuit's battery runs low and he crashes. Fenton wakes up back at the Money Bin and is fired by Gyro. Before Gyro has the Gizmosuit incinerated, Fenton takes it and returns to Beaks to accept his offer, and Beaks rebrands Gizmoduck as Waddle Duck.

Fenton soon finds out that Beaks is using Gizmoduck as a marketing strategy to attract Waddle customers by having Gizmoduck "help" perform menial tasks, but Gizmoduck is forced to comply since the device Beaks attached to the Gizmosuit compromises its systems to Beaks' control. After seeing Huey lose faith in Gizmoduck and failing to stop a crime in progress, Fenton finally has enough of Beaks and decides to quits Waddle. Beaks, however, does not intend to let Gizmoduck's spotlight to overshadow his so he reprograms the Gizmosuit for his own as "Waddle Duck 2.0", and has Fenton escorted out, ignoring Fenton's warnings about overusing the suit.

Beaks launches an announcement for his debut as a superhero until he is called out by Huey who is quick to see Beaks is not Gizmoduck. Beaks begins carelessly cheering for his power, however, he overloads the Gizmosuit processor and it goes haywire. Watching Beaks' antics endanger Huey and his mother motivates Fenton to summon the Gizmosuit back from Beaks. The suit's processor still risks overloading, so Huey reroutes the suit to Fenton's brain to enable Fenton control over the suit. Fenton safely removes the processor and flies it away from Duckburg before it explodes, destroying the Gizmosuit.

The citizens of Duckburg mourn Gizmoduck's sacrifice, although Fenton survives the blast badly injured. He is brought to the hospital on behalf of Scrooge McDuck who watched Fenton's performance in the suit and had Gyro create a new Gizmosuit for Fenton so that Gizmoduck can protect Duckburg while Scrooge is abroad. Fenton gleefully dons the Gizmosuit and resumes his Gizmoduck persona once more.

Cast

Trivia

  • Donald attempts to get a loan to fix his boat to repair the damage it received during the events of "JAW$!".
  • Bouncer Beagle using a hockey mask as a duck mask references the mask logo of The Mighty Ducks.
  • Beaks bonding with the Gizmosuit is a parody of the transformation sequence from Sailor Moon.
  • This is the first episode where Dewey doesn't have a single line of dialogue.
  • When the Waddle Network promotes Gizmoduck, the Social Message reads; "This guy has shown me A Whole New World!", a reference to the musical number from Aladdin.
    • In 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda performed "A Whole New World," with Lea Salonga.
  • The turtle eating a pancake meme is a reference to the Wander Over Yonder episode "The Catastrophe".

Gallery


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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry Duck

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of Selene
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky Pirates
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris