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Bradford Buzzard
Background information
Feature films
Television programs DuckTales (2017)
Video games
Park attractions
Voice Marc Evan Jackson
Performance model
Character information
Other names Director Buzzard (by F.O.W.L. members)
Personality Shadowy, manipulative, sneaky, delusional, charismatic, ruthless, power-hungry, devious, corrupt,
self-righteous, greedy, murderous, cowardly, spiteful, uncaring
Occupation Financial advisor of McDuck Enterprises (formerly)

S.H.U.S.H. accountant (formerly)
Founder and Leader of FOWL

Affiliations Neutral, later Bad
Goal Eliminate chaos and supervillainy to bring order and stability to the world.

End all adventures by getting rid of all of Scrooge’s allies and the Missing Mysteries (all failed).

Home Duckburg
Friends Black Heron, Steelbeak, Buford and Bentley Buzzard, Don Karnage,
John D. Rockerduck, Jeeves, Pepper, The Phantom Blot,
Gandra Dee (formerly)
Enemies Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Bentina Beakley, Della Duck,
Huey, Dewey & Louie Duck,
Webby Vanderquack, S.H.U.S.H, Launchpad McQuack, Gizmoduck, Gyro Gearloose, Gandra Dee, Ludwig Von Drake, Lena Sabrewing, May & June McDuck
Minions Eggheads, FOWL Agents
Likes Order, power, research
Dislikes Chaos, adventures, McDuck Family
Powers and abilities

Bradford Buzzard is the grandson of Isabella Finch, the co-founder and Chief of the Woodchuck Exploration organization. He was the first of the Junior Woodchucks in the 2017 reboot of the Disney TV series DuckTales.

For many years, he was the CEO of McDuck Enterprises for Scrooge McDuck, having previously worked as an accountant of S.H.U.S.H. As CEO, Bradford was able to work behind the scenes to further his goal of preventing Scrooge from going on adventures and collecting artifacts, which his analysis had shown him was leading to instability both worldwide and in finance.

Bradford was able to accomplish a large portion of his goal through through F.O.W.L., the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny he co-founded and served as director for.

He is voiced by Marc Evan Jackson.


Before being revealed as the leader of F.O.W.L., Bradford was already presented as a greedy person who only cared about the money of McDuck enterprises, is described as cheap, and it shows as he continually pushes for Scrooge to make cuts to spending. Despite being part of Scrooge's board of directors and the chairman of the company, Bradford is shown to not have the best relationship with Scrooge, frequently arguing with him on many occasions, mostly about the budget of the company. Though despite this, he was shown to have been reasonable on some occasions, as he did allow Scrooge to search for Della Duck for over 10 years before shutting him down after it was clear all he was going to do was bankrupt himself, though Bradford was also shown to have smiled at it. Bradford also seemed genuinely disgusted at Glomgold for disrespecting Scrooge at his fake funeral, showing he possibly could have had some heart.

After revealing himself as the leader of F.O.W.L., Bradford is shown to be ruthless and uncaring, wanting nothing more than to take over the world and being perfectly fine with the idea of eliminating Scrooge's entire family just to achieve their goal. Bradford is also shown to have no problem with hurting children even before he was revealed as the leader of F.O.W.L.; he had suggested to Louie that they cut funding to the magic wards on a mysterious island in the Heron Sea. His facial expressions and body language imply that he knew exactly what he was doing when he tricked Louie into releasing the Bombie, a being that would hunt Louie down. After he reveals himself as the leader of F.O.W.L., he puts the triplets into situations that could get them killed several times. He also has an even stronger desire for money than shown before, wanting to commit grand larceny on a global scale, all to fund more of F.O.W.L.'s operations.

Just like with Scrooge, Bradford is also shown to have a poor relationship with the other members of F.O.W.L. He and Black Heron argue frequently, and Bradford is often annoyed by his other minion's lack of intelligence. He is also shown to mistreat his minions; for example, he placed a mechanism in Steelbeak’s metal beak, allowing him to clamp him when he feels like it. He also gets annoyed with the other member's supervillain-like schemes, believing they are doing nothing but drawing attention to F.O.W.L.'s operations.

Bradford is also shown to be a massive coward, running away from any danger he gets himself into and often relying on surprise or cheap tactics to win. For example, in "Let's Get Dangerous", he is more focused on escaping rather than putting himself in danger, and when Louie figures out he is the leader of F.O.W.L., he surprises the triplets, pushing them into the RamRod and runs away.

Bradford also doesn't believe himself to be evil, believing his plans will ultimately bring order and stability to the world. He dismisses the idea of F.O.W.L. being a group of supervillains several times, even when his agents see themselves as ones. He also originally called the organization O.W.L., believing that his goal was good, and only added the Fiendish part at the beginning when Heron refused to help if he didn't. Adding to this, when he was unmasked by the triplets as the leader of F.O.W.L. and they called him a crook, he tells them that "bad guy" is a matter of perspective. In "The First Adventure!", it is revealed Bradford was once an accountant for S.H.U.S.H, and did have good intentions in his goals, wanting to rule the world from behind the shadows because he saw how much stopping chaos was costing the organization, only founding F.O.W.L. when Ludwig von Drake dismissed his idea. Even in "The Last Adventure", when being turned into a monstrous form by the Sword of Swanstantine, Bradford furiously blames the Ducks for turning him into a 'base villain', only for the Ducks to furiously retort that he himself was always a villain as the Sword only reflects on his dark nature.

Despite Bradford's evil nature though, he is shown to at least have some level of standards, though often for pragmatic reasons. He is against villains like Lunaris and Taurus Bulba's attempts to destroy the world as Bradford wants to rule it from the shadows. When Bulba's RamRod threatens to destroy the world, Bradford also chews him out on how that is not FOWL's goal, to which Bulba responds by going rogue, which Bradford seems to be genuinely unhappy with. He also thinks some things are too dangerous to be used, only wanting the Papyrus of Binding because he sees it as a threat to order. However, this all goes moot in "The Last Adventure" as Bradford has no qualms in turning the Solego Circuit into a black hole for his true plot to rid the world of all adventures.

It was later revealed that the true reason why he wanted to rid of all adventures was because he felt traumatized by the adventures that his grandmother dragged him into when he was a child, despite the fact that his grandmother wanted to instill a sense of true adventure for a better life. However, because Bradford only saw the dark side of adventure (the dangers that he and his grandmother went through), he refuses to see past through this as he genuinely believes that adventures are causing chaos to the world and that the only way to bring order is to end all adventures. It is also shown that he secretly despises Scrooge due to the latter's love of adventures, and that he is willing to harm Scrooge's family in order to coerce him to sign a contract that would forbid Scrooge from ever adventuring again.

Bradford's power-hungry nature proved to be his downfall as his disposal of Black Heron and his clones drove May and June to free Scrooge's family and battle against him; even Louie manages to exploit a major loophole in Bradford's contract by stating that family is the greatest adventure. This depowers Bradford and leaves him at the mercy of Flintheart Glomgold, Ma Beagle and Magica De Spell, who are all disgusted by his actions before turning him into an actual buzzard as punishment.