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John D. Rockerduck is a supporting antagonist of the DuckTales Reboot series. He is one of Scrooge McDuck's main business rivals as well as a member of F.O.W.L..
He serves as a minor but pivotal antagonist in Season 2, and a major antagonist of Season 3.
He was voiced by John Hodgman.
He made his first appearance as the main antagonist of "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!", where he appears as a wealthy businessman who in public presents himself as honorable and charitable. But in actuality, he is a con artist who swindles small towns into giving their town deeds over to him with a false hope of saving their town's low awareness and bringing in better profits. In most cases his schemes have not only brought him personal wealth, but have also brought the downfall of numerous small towns, leading them all to become ghost towns. In the present, after the events of "Moonvasion!", Rockerduck is revealed to still be alive and a member of the nefarious F.O.W.L. organization. His body is cryogenically frozen in an ice cube which is moved around by his reanimated servant Jeeves, who is also revealed to be alive with enhancements attached to him for unknown reasons.
Rockerduck and his franken butler would return in "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!", his iced state serving as his own means of retaining his vitality in a similar, yet flawed manner, as opposed to Scrooge and Goldie's longevity through effort. The process had failed since the old world tycoon aged rather rapidly after coming out of stasis. Seeking a means of regaining his youth, John D. would instead tail his two business rivals to the The Fountain of the Foreverglades in hopes of beating them to a first drink from it's life rejuvenating waters, a plan geared towards revenge for the gold heist the two pulled on him a hundred years ago.
It's unknown what happened to John D. Rockerduck and the remaining F.O.W.L. agents afterwards.
- John D. Rockerduck is one of the few characters in the reboot to have been created by Carl Barks and appeared in his comics, but did not previously appear on the original 1987 DuckTales series (although he did appear in at least one comic story based on the 1987 series).
- John D. Rockerduck's name is a play-on of American philanthropist John D. Rockefelle,r who was considered a "Robber Baron" for buying out all the other oil rivalries in North America.
- John D. Rockerduck taste buds were singed because of his cryogenic frozen state.
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