Broken out of jail in St. Canard, where he was imprisoned for cockfighting, by F.O.W.L. operative Black Heron, small-time but egotistical criminal Steelbeak was given a prosthetic metal beak by the scientist as well a spot in the organization. Facing off against Launchpad McQuack's Double-O-Duck persona, Steelbeak learned not to be too overconfident and eventually matured into a capable evil mastermind comparable to his Prime Universe counterpart.
Behind the scenes
This version of Steelbeak first appeared in the final scene of 2019's Moonvasion. Francisco Angones immediatelly confirmed on his blog that unlike the Prime Universe Steelbeak, this version would see an explanation for how Steebeak got his titular prosthetic beak, an explanation finally revealed in the character's true debut in 2020's Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice.
- Jason Matzoukas (DuckTales 2017)