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23rd Jul '16 4:22:07 PM nombretomado
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* Scrooge's most awesome moment of brilliance has got to be the end of CarlBarks' last story "Horsing Around With History." When Donald and the boys deduce that the Beagle Boys are inside the Trojan Horse, they rush into Scrooge's bin to warn him... only to find that Scrooge was GenreSavvy enough to figure out something was up even before they did with all their clues and already has the Beagle Boys captured!
* In the CarlBarks one-shot ''Somethin' Fishy Here'' (later remade as ''Something Fishy''), a prank from Donald has him believe ''fish'' will now be used as money and all his cash is now worthless. As soon as he's recovered from the shock, uncle Scrooge rebuilds a fortune in fish [[SelfMadeMan all by himself]], ''in a single day''.

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* Scrooge's most awesome moment of brilliance has got to be the end of CarlBarks' Creator/CarlBarks' last story "Horsing Around With History." When Donald and the boys deduce that the Beagle Boys are inside the Trojan Horse, they rush into Scrooge's bin to warn him... only to find that Scrooge was GenreSavvy enough to figure out something was up even before they did with all their clues and already has the Beagle Boys captured!
* In the CarlBarks Carl Barks one-shot ''Somethin' Fishy Here'' (later remade as ''Something Fishy''), a prank from Donald has him believe ''fish'' will now be used as money and all his cash is now worthless. As soon as he's recovered from the shock, uncle Scrooge rebuilds a fortune in fish [[SelfMadeMan all by himself]], ''in a single day''.



** It was the early CarlBarks story '' Ten-Cent Valentine'', for the curious.

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** It was the early CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks story '' Ten-Cent Valentine'', for the curious.
17th Jul '16 4:11:49 AM Morgenthaler
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*** In ''Paperinik e il Demone del Gioco'', Rockerduck was defeating Scrooge by transforming him in a GamblingAddict (an idea ripped off Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''The Gambler'') in his own casino. Paperinik intervened... And while he cured Scrooge with a shock therapy, Gladstone, disguised as Scrooge by Paperinik, went to the casino and won ''everything'' in spite of Rockerduck's players cheating. What's better, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Rockerduck had anticipated the scenario and had made Gladstone win a three month vacation (in fact he had had the licence for years, but had never used it because he knew what would happen if Gladstone decided to gamble)]], but when Paperinik called him Gladstone came back, won that crapload of money, and gave it all to charity.

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*** In ''Paperinik e il Demone del Gioco'', Rockerduck was defeating Scrooge by transforming him in a GamblingAddict (an idea ripped off Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''The Gambler'') in his own casino. Paperinik intervened... And while he cured Scrooge with a shock therapy, Gladstone, disguised as Scrooge by Paperinik, went to the casino and won ''everything'' in spite of Rockerduck's players cheating. What's better, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Rockerduck had anticipated the scenario and had made Gladstone win a three month vacation (in fact he had had the licence for years, but had never used it because he knew what would happen if Gladstone decided to gamble)]], gamble), but when Paperinik called him Gladstone came back, won that crapload of money, and gave it all to charity.
2nd Jun '16 2:46:21 AM Doug86
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** A picture on a table indicates what Fantomius did during WorldWarI: the AcePilot.

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** A picture on a table indicates what Fantomius did during WorldWarI: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: the AcePilot.
15th Mar '16 11:16:59 AM Justadoo444
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* The Italian four-parter story ''Zio Paperone e l'Ultima Avventura'' (''Uncle Scrooge and the Last Adventure'') in its entirety. The premise? Rockerduck, the Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell and '''Freakin' Flintheart Glomgold''' do a VillainTeamUp and ''defeat Scrooge''. [[spoiler:Magica and the BB exchange targets, so the former makes Scrooge's money vanish, while the latter easily steal the Number One Dime; after such a massive defeat Scrooge's quotations plummet, which allows Flintheart and Rockerduck to buy his entire economical empire. And then they act as benevolent tycoons to gather the masses' sympathies while planning to ''erase the Money Bin and the entire Killmotor Hill'', building a super-technological waste disposal center in their place, '''''just to erase the memory of Scrooges from the hearts of Duckburg's inhabitants''''']]. '''DAMN.'''

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* The Italian four-parter story ''Zio Paperone e l'Ultima Avventura'' (''Uncle Scrooge and the (''Scrooge's Last Adventure'') in its entirety. The premise? Rockerduck, the Beagle Boys, Magica De Spell and '''Freakin' Flintheart Glomgold''' do a VillainTeamUp and ''defeat Scrooge''. [[spoiler:Magica and the BB exchange targets, so the former makes Scrooge's money vanish, while the latter easily steal the Number One Dime; after such a massive defeat Scrooge's quotations plummet, which allows Flintheart and Rockerduck to buy his entire economical empire. And then they act as benevolent tycoons to gather the masses' sympathies while planning to ''erase the Money Bin and the entire Killmotor Hill'', building a super-technological waste disposal center in their place, '''''just to erase the memory of Scrooges from the hearts of Duckburg's inhabitants''''']]. '''DAMN.'''


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** Meta example: Creator/IDWPublishing is officially printing all four parts in ''English for the '''first time''''' in ''Uncle Scrooge'' #[[http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/uncle-scrooge-13/ 13]], #[[http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/uncle-scrooge-14/ 14]], #15 and #16! (The cover for #13 is also impressive in it's own right!)
6th Mar '16 12:19:27 PM EDP
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** Back at the Count's castle Fantomius looks at the portrait of his ancestor, the only way the Mad Duke could have passed the gold to the ancient count,, and, after noticing the the Duke stands before Three Towers' Castle and the writing “Ars Est Celare Artem”, “Art Is in Hiding Art”, deduces the gold is in the castle. That's when Howard Drake, descendant of Francis Drake, appears, gives a MotiveRant of how he wanted to recover the gold and [[SinsOfTheFathers make the descendants of the Mad Duke and his friend pay for making a fool of his ancestor]] (hence the frame-up and trying to implicate lord Quackett by releasing the model on his doorstep) and thanks Fantomius for the pointer… Except Fantomius lied: he had noticed someone was spying on them and made that claim to send them in the wrong place… Before calling Pinko on him. Bad guy dealt with without even dirtying his hands on him.

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** Back at the Count's castle Fantomius looks at the portrait of his ancestor, the only way the Mad Duke could have passed the gold to the ancient count,, and, after noticing the the Duke stands before Three Towers' Castle and the writing “Ars Est Celare Artem”, “Art Is in Hiding Art”, deduces the gold is in the castle. That's when Howard Drake, descendant of Francis Drake, appears, gives a MotiveRant of how he wanted to recover the gold and [[SinsOfTheFathers [[SinsOfOurFathers make the descendants of the Mad Duke and his friend pay for making a fool of his ancestor]] (hence the frame-up and trying to implicate lord Quackett by releasing the model on his doorstep) and thanks Fantomius for the pointer… Except Fantomius lied: he had noticed someone was spying on them and made that claim to send them in the wrong place… Before calling Pinko on him. Bad guy dealt with without even dirtying his hands on him.



** Finally, TheReveal of [[TheManBehindTheMan who gave Howard Drake the journal of his ancestor]]: the Supreme Guardian. Who has a secret lab in Three Towers' Castle. And is actually [[spoiler:Copernico's EvilTwin Cartesio]].

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** Finally, TheReveal of [[TheManBehindTheMan who gave Howard Drake the journal of his ancestor]]: [[spoiler: the Supreme Guardian.Guardian]]. Who has a secret lab in Three Towers' Castle. And is actually [[spoiler:Copernico's Copernico's EvilTwin Cartesio]].Cartesio.



** After recovering Henry's journal from the bandits, Fantomius and Dolly find where he is: ''Atlantis''. That was covered by the sands where the sea where it was dried up, but still survives. And Henry is not a prisoner: [[IChooseToStay he could escape whenever he wants, and helps his brother and Dolly doing so, but he wants to stay with the queen, who he married.
** The final sequence, back in Duckburg... With ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] back in town for a few days'' [[HeartWarming and asking of his sisters]] but missing them as they're out of town, [[TearJerker preventing their possible reconciliation]]. Also, it's an awesome moment for the guy who's with Scrooge: ''Cartesio Pitagorico'', who will now install the first defensive devices to the Money Bin. Whatever he did to talk Scrooge into this, deserves this trope.

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** After recovering Henry's journal from the bandits, Fantomius and Dolly find where he is: ''Atlantis''. That was covered by the sands where the sea where it was dried up, but still survives. And Henry is not a prisoner: [[IChooseToStay he could escape whenever he wants, wants]], and helps his brother and Dolly doing so, but he wants to stay with the queen, who he married.
** The final sequence, back in Duckburg... With ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] back in town for a few days'' [[HeartWarming [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and asking of his sisters]] but missing them as they're out of town, [[TearJerker preventing their possible reconciliation]]. Also, it's an awesome moment for the guy who's with Scrooge: ''Cartesio Pitagorico'', who will now install the first defensive devices to the Money Bin. Whatever he did to talk Scrooge into this, deserves this trope.
10th Feb '16 1:51:33 PM EDP
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** In the present lord Quackett finds out that a model was kidnapped with the gem-encrusted gown he was targeting, and the current Count of Bad Luck is arrested when the model, after being freed, identifies a room in the impoverished Count's castle as the place where she had been held... Except lord Quackett quickly realizes it was a frame-up [[AwesomenessByAnalysis by simply asking how long it had been between she had been held in the castle and being released at lord Quackett's doorstep]]: about half an hour, when it takes over one hour to go from Villa Rose to the Count's castle.

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** In the present lord Quackett finds out that a model was kidnapped with the gem-encrusted gown he was targeting, and the current Count of Bad Luck is arrested when the model, after being freed, identifies a room in the impoverished Count's castle as the place where she had been held... Except lord Quackett quickly realizes it was a frame-up [[AwesomenessByAnalysis by simply asking how long it had been between she had been held in the castle and being released at lord Quackett's doorstep]]: about half an hour, when it takes over one hour to go from Villa Rose to the Count's castle. That's also enough to realize where she had been held: the castle of the Mad Duke himself.
** At the castle, Fantomius and Dolly are searching for the room where the model had been held, and find two new doors. Which one is the right one? [[TakeAThirdOption The third]], hidden and opened by the only undusted brick.
** After the third door they find an exact copy of the Count's lounge and one of Francis Drake's journals, that reveal exactly what was his beef with Richard Quackett: joining his crew and then staying in New Albion ''with a large part of the loot destined to the Queen''. ''Trying'' to steal from that loot and expecting to get away with it was something Drake called madness, hence him calling Richard Quackett the Mad Duke… Except [[CrazyAwesome the Mad Duke did it, used the money to build himself three castles, buy the lands near Drake's outpost of Fort Drakeborough, give some of it to charity, and still had enough to live in luxury]]. And when Drake came for revenge ''he couldn't find the gold''. Part of which he sneakily passed to his friend the Count of Bad Luck… [[GoneHorriblyRight Who couldn't realize he had it because it was hidden too well]].
** Back at the Count's castle Fantomius looks at the portrait of his ancestor, the only way the Mad Duke could have passed the gold to the ancient count,, and, after noticing the the Duke stands before Three Towers' Castle and the writing “Ars Est Celare Artem”, “Art Is in Hiding Art”, deduces the gold is in the castle. That's when Howard Drake, descendant of Francis Drake, appears, gives a MotiveRant of how he wanted to recover the gold and [[SinsOfTheFathers make the descendants of the Mad Duke and his friend pay for making a fool of his ancestor]] (hence the frame-up and trying to implicate lord Quackett by releasing the model on his doorstep) and thanks Fantomius for the pointer… Except Fantomius lied: he had noticed someone was spying on them and made that claim to send them in the wrong place… Before calling Pinko on him. Bad guy dealt with without even dirtying his hands on him.
** But where was the gold? In the Count's castle: ''[[RefugeInAudacity the Mad Duke painted his portrait over it]]''. And Fantomius, being a GentlemanThief, leaves most of it to the Count.
** Finally, TheReveal of [[TheManBehindTheMan who gave Howard Drake the journal of his ancestor]]: the Supreme Guardian. Who has a secret lab in Three Towers' Castle. And is actually [[spoiler:Copernico's EvilTwin Cartesio]].
* "Fantomius in Egypt", in which lord Quackett and Dolly go to Egypt to try and find John's missing brother Henry, has a few:
** Lord Quackett and Dolly are abandoned by their guide in the desert. They decide to wear their costumes, and as Fantomius and Dolly Paprika are captured by desert bandits who bring them to their leaders, the guide. [[AwesomenessIsAForce Who apologizes as soon as he realizes he was dealing with Fantomius and Dolly Paprika]].
** After recovering Henry's journal from the bandits, Fantomius and Dolly find where he is: ''Atlantis''. That was covered by the sands where the sea where it was dried up, but still survives. And Henry is not a prisoner: [[IChooseToStay he could escape whenever he wants, and helps his brother and Dolly doing so, but he wants to stay with the queen, who he married.
** The final sequence, back in Duckburg... With ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] back in town for a few days'' [[HeartWarming and asking of his sisters]] but missing them as they're out of town, [[TearJerker preventing their possible reconciliation]]. Also, it's an awesome moment for the guy who's with Scrooge: ''Cartesio Pitagorico'', who will now install the first defensive devices to the Money Bin. Whatever he did to talk Scrooge into this, deserves this trope.
10th Feb '16 1:21:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* Meta example, during Gamespots All Time Greatest Game Sidekick Competition, Launchpad [=McQuack=], due to his role in the ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' game, was added as an a opponent to [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Captain Price]], with the obvious intention of Price winning. [[DarkHorseVictory Launchpad ended out winning]] [[http://www.gamespot.com/greatest-video-game-sidekick/vote/index.html the entire competition]]
10th Feb '16 12:58:45 PM EDP
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** The two final panels have two surprises for all readers: the Supreme Guardian takes off his mask, revealing himself as [[spoiler: looking like Copernico, Fantomius' GadgeteerGenius]], and what appears to be ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] returning to Duckburg for good''.

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** The two final panels have two surprises for all readers: the Supreme Guardian takes off his mask, revealing himself as [[spoiler: looking like Copernico, Fantomius' GadgeteerGenius]], and what appears to be ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] returning to Duckburg for good''.Duckburg''.


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* "The Treasure of Francis Drake" is ''made'' of awesome:
** The opening: back in 1585, ''Francis Drake'' coming to New Albion, the village placed where one day Duckburg would be founded, to take revenge on Richard Quackett, the Mad Duke of Duckburg (an old character of Carl Barks [[ArcWelding that this series has made in one of Fantomius' ancestors]]) for some unspecified crime... And when he's informed, ''the Mad Duke doesn't care'': he knew he'd come and was ready, and takes the time to thank his friend the Count of Bad Luck for warning him by giving him a portrait of himself.
*** The Duke's home: a middle-age like castle built on ''the West Coast of the United States''. That he built just because. And he had built ''two'' other castles: Three Towers' Castle and the Castle of Dismal Valley.
** In the present lord Quackett finds out that a model was kidnapped with the gem-encrusted gown he was targeting, and the current Count of Bad Luck is arrested when the model, after being freed, identifies a room in the impoverished Count's castle as the place where she had been held... Except lord Quackett quickly realizes it was a frame-up [[AwesomenessByAnalysis by simply asking how long it had been between she had been held in the castle and being released at lord Quackett's doorstep]]: about half an hour, when it takes over one hour to go from Villa Rose to the Count's castle.
30th Dec '15 11:03:26 PM jormis29
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* Most of Scrooge's awesomeness is based in how he has found more priceless treasures than perhaps any other fictional character: The Sampo, The Land of Xanadu (during his attempt to find the Crown of the Crusader Kings), The Treasure of the Knights Templar, The First Minted coin of Croesus, The Candy-Egg Ruby, The Crown of Genghis Khan, The Philosopher's Stone, The Golden Fleece of Jason, The Fountain of Youth, The Lost Dutchman Mines, and (according to WordOfGod) his final discovery, The Trojan Horse. Certainly his record is mixed in actually ''hanging on'' to the treasures, but that's mainly a result of Scrooge wanting to play fair, which is kind of awesome in itself.

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* Most of Scrooge's awesomeness is based in how he has found more priceless treasures than perhaps any other fictional character: The Sampo, TheSampo, The Land of Xanadu (during his attempt to find the Crown of the Crusader Kings), The Treasure of the Knights Templar, The First Minted coin of Croesus, The Candy-Egg Ruby, The Crown of Genghis Khan, The Philosopher's Stone, PhilosophersStone, The Golden Fleece of Jason, The Fountain of Youth, The Lost Dutchman Mines, and (according to WordOfGod) his final discovery, The Trojan Horse. Certainly his record is mixed in actually ''hanging on'' to the treasures, but that's mainly a result of Scrooge wanting to play fair, which is kind of awesome in itself.
31st Jul '15 2:36:24 PM EDP
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* The Italian series "The Amazing Adventures of Fantomius-GentlemanThief" are made of awesome. Living in the Duckburg of the RoaringTwenties and the early thirties, Fantomius, with the help of his fiancee-accomplice Dolly Paprika and a relative of Gyro providing the gadgets, is doing heist upon heist to humiliate the [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Rich Idiots With No Day Job]] of Duckburg, also doing things like allowing himself to be arrested, break out of jail to commit a heist, ''return to jail and then break out again '''just to prove he could''''' ([[TemptingFate the chief of the police had declared that, once arrested, Fantomius would have stayed forever in jail]]). Ladies and gentlemen, this is the duck whose journal would inspire DonaldDuck into becoming Paperinik.
** In-Universe Fantomius and Dolly also inspired ''Film/KingKong'': they encountered a giant ape kidnapped from its birthplace and brought it back there (with [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist the chief of the police]] making sure nobody interfered, as for once he approved), and Merian C. Cooper created his famous movie from that.

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* The Italian series "The [[folder:The Amazing Adventures of Fantomius-GentlemanThief" are made of awesome. Fantomius-Gentleman Thief]]
This Italian series is dedicated to Fantomius, the GentlemanThief whose journal inspired Paperinik.
Living in the Duckburg of the RoaringTwenties and the early thirties, lord John Quackett AKA Fantomius, with the help of his fiancee-accomplice Dolly Paprika and a relative of Gyro providing the gadgets, is his friend [[GadgeteerGenius Copernico Gearloose]], are doing heist upon heist to humiliate the [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Rich Idiots With No Day Job]] of Duckburg, also doing things like allowing himself to be arrested, break out of jail to commit a heist, ''return to jail always in style and then break out again '''just to prove he could''''' ([[TemptingFate the chief of the police had declared that, once arrested, Fantomius would have stayed forever in jail]]). Ladies awesomeness and gentlemen, this is the duck whose journal would inspire DonaldDuck into becoming Paperinik.
** In-Universe Fantomius and Dolly also inspired ''Film/KingKong'': they encountered a giant ape kidnapped from its birthplace and brought it back there (with
defeating [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist commissar Pinko]]'s attempts at capturing them. And every single story is made of awesome.
* The series existing at all: the previous attempt at using Fantomius outside of flashbacks, the Danish story "The Legacy" and its sequels, had utterly failed in the goal due rampant ContinuitySnarl (worse of all, replacing Dolly Paprika with an original character and ignoring the fact that Fantomius ''died'' well before Donald found his journal, as stated in the first story). This time instead we get a series that respects the previously established continuity about Fantomius ''and'' the general Disney Duck continuity while being awesome all around.
* In the first story "The Monte Rosa" Fantomius steals the titular diamond under the eyes of dozens of witnesses and ''[[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Pinko]]''. Then he notices the owner of the diamond had replaced it with a fake for an insurance scam... So Fantomius goes back, actually steals it plus some money as compensation for making him come back, ''and'' reveals his crime to the police.
* In "Fantomius' Break-Out" Pinko brags to the radio that Fantomius would never be able to break out once arrested. So Fantomius gets himself arrested and unmasked, breaks out, steals the jewels of the loan shark in whose home he had been arrested, ''returns to the jail from the main gate and breaks out again'' leaving behind [[LatexPerfection a mask with his face]] to convince Pinko he wasn't lord Quackett, ''just to prove he could''. Ladies and gentlemen, the duck who will inspire Paperinik.
* In "Fantomius on Board" Fantomius steals a necklace on a ship. It's implied he did it ''under Scrooge's nose'' (Scrooge isn't shown, but Fantomius had a mask to replace him, implying he was in fact on that ship).
* In "Brutfagor" Fantomius is in Paris and steals a golden mask from the Louvre. What's more, he does it in spite of Hercule Paperoit, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Literature/HerculePoirot, being there to stop another thief... And Paperoit doesn't even notice him until ''after'' he committed the heist ''and'' served him the other thief on a silver platter.
* In "Silence in the Theater" we find out that ''United Artist is making movies about Fantomius and Dolly Paprika, with [[Creator/DouglasFairbanks Ducklar Fairbarks]] and Gloria Squackson (AKA Gloria Swanson) as the leading actors and [[Creator/DWGriffith David F. Griffit]] as the director''. Just this is awesome on its own... Then Fantomius uses the new movie they're shooting to commit a caper, and ''Pinko is there to try and stop him''.
** Bonus point for the story being in the style of the silent movies.
* In "The Curse of the Pharaoh", Fantomius casually humiliates a crooked archeologist and gets his hands on the map for a silver mine. He also escapes Pinko by ''jumping down of a window after grabbing a bandage from the archeologist's mummy disguise'', with Pinko too busy stopping the archeologist from falling down to give chase.
** A picture on a table indicates what Fantomius did during WorldWarI: the AcePilot.
* "The Eighth Wonder of the World" has multiple ones (and you may have already guessed one):
** For starters, it features a cameo of Quackmore Duck and the [=McDuck=] sisters. Given Italy used to have an AlternateContinuity where Grandma Duck was Scrooge's only sister, just sneaking this in is pure awesome.
** After that Fantomius' sees the target of his newest caper: Bong, a ''giant gorilla''. That Fantomius decides to bring back to his island... Except flashes from photographers scare him, and he kidnaps Dolly. Who ''calms him down'', allowing Fantomius to bring him to his submarine for the travel.
** Fantomius' submarine. Especially because it's an actual submarine, well before anyone else found a way to keep a boat under the water for an undetermined span of time.
** When Bong's captor asks Pinko to stop Fantomius otherwise he'll bring the ape back,
the chief of the police]] making sure nobody interfered, as for once he approved), and police has only one thing to say:
--->"That's what I hope! It would be the only caper of his that I'd approve!"
** The crowner: what has happened here ''inspired
Merian C. Cooper created into making '''[[Film/KingKong1933 King Kong]]'''''. No names altered, just a mr. Cooper quipping it could make a good movie, the captor telling him it would flop and daring him to do it, and the final panel including a poster of ''King Kong''.
* ''Fantomius on the Snow'' has Fantomius committing a heist by having ''Pinko'' give a necklace to him while faking being a nobleman disguised as Fantomius. Except Paperoit was there and had guessed what Fantomius was planning, so he replaced the necklace with a fake... [[OutGambitted And gave it to a disguised Dolly]]. Sorry, Paperoit, [[OvershadowedByAwesome as good as you may be, Fantomius is better]].
** The ending panel shows one of Fantomius future opponents: [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Paper Holmes]].
* "The Mask of Fu-Man-Atchoo" has Fantomius and Dolly dealing with a madman who wants to mind-control the pharmacists of the world into never making anti-allergy drugs and share the pain ([[LampshadeHanging even Fantomius finds this crazy]])... And Lady Senape, a DarkActionGirl who happens to have been Fantomius previous accomplice before he met Dolly. She's strong, she's skilled... And Dolly [[CurbStompBattle beats her up so hard she]] [[EasyAmnesia loses her memory]].
* In "The Spoils of the Barkservilles", Fantomius and Dolly go to Britain to steal the titular treasure... And succeed in spite of Paper Holmes' presence. Still, Holmes has its own success: he has no evidence to prove it, but has deduced that Fantomius is lord Quackett.
* In "The Treasure of the Doge" Fantomius goes to Venice to steal the symbols of the Doge's power, but has to give it to the mysterious sept known as the Guardians of Venice, who have captured Dolly and replaced her with a fake... Except that looking, moving and speaking like Dolly Paprika is not enough to convince Fantomius you're the real deal, so he replaced the treasure with random trash.
** The two final panels have two surprises for all readers: the Supreme Guardian takes off
his famous movie mask, revealing himself as [[spoiler: looking like Copernico, Fantomius' GadgeteerGenius]], and what appears to be ''Scrooge [=McDuck=] returning to Duckburg for good''.
* "The Nobleman Behind the Mask" is Fantomius' OriginStory. At first he was just a British gentleman, second son of the duke Andrew Quackett and his French wife Marie Lamont, who moved to America, in his family's Calisotan properties, and mused on how to deal with the hypocrisy of the other rich and noblemen. Then he saw Copernico (who he had just befriended) being framed by the baron Von Duck for two thefts he didn't do (he ''did'' build what was used to open the safes, but Von Duck asked him for it, stole a ruby
from that.
another noble, feigned having been robbed himself to frame him, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and didn't pay Copernico for it]])... So he decided that the one thing that can defeat a thief masquerading as a gentleman is a gentleman masquerading as a thief, grabbed Copernicus' sping-heeled boots, fryer mushroom (a mushroom-like device that fries and melts locks) and the safe-opener prototype and, wearing an outfit once used by his older brother for a masked ball plus a blue silk mask, strolled in Von Duck's home, opened the safe, put the stolen ruby on his desk, and ''called the police to expose Von Duck''. Then waited, and when Pinko arrested Von Duck and made him confess Fantomius jumped back in, grabbed the ruby, left a literal CallingCard presenting him as "Fantomius-Gentleman Thief", and jumped out before Pinko and the shocked cops could even ''think'' to stop him.
* "The Rings of Cagliostro" have Fantomius and Dolly trying to find the treasure of the Count of Cagliostro before Lady Senape (who is now working with the Supreme Guardian)... And left her with a sack of buttons. And, being a gentleman, he shared the treasure with the owner of the dilapidated castle where he found it, so he could repair it.
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