History ComicBook / DisneyDucksComicUniverse

13th Jul '17 6:55:12 AM babil
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very common in Italy comics. Pratically every famous VIP from RealLife has his ''duck avatar'' (with little edits of the name).
13th Jul '17 2:17:16 AM Belphegor
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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In a 2002 story, Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in Uncle Scrooge's dreams before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In a the 2002 story, story ''The Dream of a Lifetime'', Donald has to fight the Beagle Boys in Uncle Scrooge's dreams before the Boys find out the combination to Scrooge's vault.
23rd Jun '17 6:19:47 AM rafi
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very common in Italy comics. Pratically every famous VIP from RealLife has his ''duck avatar'' (with little edits of the name).
18th Jun '17 12:01:04 PM rafi
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* LoveTriangle: Averted. Despite the fact that Brigitta Mac Bridge and Glittering Goldie love the same man, Scrooge McDuck, these two quite different ladies have never been in conflict in the rare comic stories where they both appear. In Scarpa's story ''Arriva Paperetta Yè-Yè'' ("The Arrival of Dickie Duck"), Brigitta feels really sad when she sees Scrooge and Glittering together for a brief moment, but then Glittering comforts her and says that she assumes Brigitta loves Scrooge's stinginess more than himself and Brigitta thanks for Glittering's "kind" words and calls her "my friend".
18th Jun '17 1:14:16 AM rafi
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* RPGEpisode: There's the comic story ''"The Black Orb"''. Donald, Goofy, and Mickey are playing a role-playing game as, respectively, [[FighterMageThief a cowardly fighter, an inept mage, and a snarky thief]] to take back a magic orb from an evil wizard. The whole thing ends with Donald cracking under pressure during the climax and Mickey ultimately saving the day, but after Mickey and Goofy go home, Donald reimagines the ending with himself as a MartyStu.
18th Jun '17 12:52:47 AM spydre
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* ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It may stretch the definition of "science fiction", but the Duck Universe still has a scale problem when it comes to Scrooge's Money Bin. Scrooge's favourite descriptor of the amount of money in the bin is "three cubic acres", a term that makes no sense, since an acre is a unit of area, not distance, so a cubic acre would be a hyperdimensional construct. That aside, assuming that a "cubic acre" means "a cube with a side length equal to the side length of an acre", then the total amount of gold in Scrooge's money bin is 772,321 cubic metres, which is nearly 100 times the amount of gold ''ever mined in the history of the world''.
17th Jun '17 3:26:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* RPGEpisode: There's the comic story ''"The Black Orb"''. Donald, Goofy, and Mickey are playing a role-playing game as, respectively, [[FighterMageThief a cowardly fighter, an inept mage, and a snarky thief]] to take back a magic orb from an evil wizard. The whole thing ends with Donald cracking under pressure during the climax and Mickey ultimately saving the day, but after Mickey and Goofy go home, Donald reimagines the ending with himself as a MartyStu.
17th Jun '17 2:33:36 PM rafi
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* AlternateUniverse: In ''Paperinik... un eroe dell'altro mondo'', Paperinik accidentally travels to another dimension via Gyro's invention where he meets an alternate universe Donald Duck, who has not become a crime-fighting superhero like he did.



** ''The Duck Who Never Was'' does this to Donald Duck. [[TearJerker It works.]]
** A later European story outright ''titled'' "It's a Wonderful Life" does an even straighter adaptation, even keeping in the implication that Donald is considering suicide.

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** ''The Creator/DonRosa did a story about Donald Duck, "The Duck Who Never Was'' Was", based on this trope to celebrate his 60th birthday. Donald, who's been feeling down on his luck [[TheChewToy even for him]], spends his birthday trying to get a job at a museum; he's immediately laid off for exceeding the retirement age due to a nearsighted curator misreading his application. As he leaves, he bumps into an urn and releases the "birthday genie," a powerful spirit that [[CripplingOverspecialization grant one wish to a person if that person releases him on their birthday]]. Donald gets upset and wishes that he'd never been born, and the birthday genie grants his request--and Duckburg instantly transforms into [[CrapsackWorld a miserable, graffiti-riddled hellhole.]] Nearly everyone Donald knows is worse off. Because Donald didn't get [[ItMakesSenseInContext kidnapped by a talking wolf]], Gyro Gearloose accidentally blasted himself with his own intelligence-reducing ray, robbing him of his inventing skills and forcing him to become a miserable farmer. He bought said farm from Grandma Duck, who had to give up the property because Gus never came to work for her. Instead, Grandma works as Daisy's secretary; Daisy herself has become a successful romance novelist, but she only writes her books to make up for her horrible loveless life, and spends all of her time shut away in Scrooge's (former) Money Bin, which she's turned into her printing plant, hating the world and drinking heavily (the latter is implied through some empty bottles she throws at Donald). Gus, meanwhile, is a skinny, broke loser living on the streets--without Donald to become Scrooge's heir, the billionaire was forced to hire Gus, who lost the legendary Number One Dime to Magica [=DeSpell=] ''on his first day on the job.'' This broke Scrooge's spirit and led him to lose everything to Flintheart Glomgold, who's slowly draining Duckburg of its resources through a combination of naturally large taxes (which the Duck family once paid) and outsourcing to Africa. The only person who's still rich and successful (much to Donald's chagrin) is the [[BornLucky impossibly lucky]] Gladstone Gander, who continues to win sweepstakes and prizes on an hourly basis--the trouble is that Huey, Dewey, and Louie had to go to live with him without Donald to care for them. As a result of Gladstone's lazy attitudes, overindulgence, and philosophy of HardWorkHardlyWorks, the boys have become massively obese couch potatoes who think that any sort of movement besides eating takes too much effort. Finally, the Beagle Boys, who lost their motivation for robbery when Scrooge went broke, have become [[DirtyCop dirty cops]] in the extreme, and one brother is even the ''mayor.'' Donald rushes back to the museum and begs for the birthday genie to reverse the spell; he does so, and the now-enlightened duck returns home to find a surprise party waiting for him.
** There was another Donald story with a similar premise, but only in the loosest of terms. For one thing, the story takes the GoodAngelBadAngel trope and turns it UpToEleven, with the two actually being depicted as (magical?) creatures living in Donald's brain. The bad angel, fed up with how the good angel seems to always influence Donald, beats him up and ties him into a closet, then disguises himself as the good angel. What
does this have to do with this trope? Well, the angels' recent conflicts inside Donald's brain have resulted in Donald Duck. [[TearJerker It works.]]
** A later European story outright ''titled'' "It's
demonstrating bipolar disorder-like behavior, so all his friends and family (plus Gladstone) hold a Wonderful Life" does an even straighter adaptation, even keeping in the implication that meeting which Donald eavesdrops on and thinks is considering suicide.about how much he sucks as a person. Furious, he wishes that he was never born, and the bad angel (disguised as the good angel) shows him what life would be like without him... and everybody's happier (i.e. Daisy is HappilyMarried to Gladstone, Huey, Dewey and Louie are in Scrooge's custody). Just as this little tour ends, the good angel breaks free, beats up the bad angel in return, and shows Donald what would ''really'' result (Daisy leads an empty life married to Gladstone; Gladstone thinks that Daisy is way too controlling; Scrooge is contemplating putting Huey, Dewey, and Louie in juvenile hall, etc.). And before you ask, no, this was not a fanfiction.
** Huey, Dewey and Louie are preparing dinner for New Year's Eve in a geriatric care home using money provided by the Junior Woodchucks. They send Donald with the money to buy food, but he loses the purse. Donald decides Duckburg would be better off without him and seems to prepare to commit suicide, but is interrupted by his guardian angel (not the angel from the previous story, by the way). The guardian angel shows him how a new year's eve in Duckburg would be without him: Huey, Dewey and Louie live in an orphanage, are constantly bullied by their peers and are unable to celebrate new year's eve in peace. Daisy is dating Gladstone (again), but is unhappy with how Gladstone takes her to a horse racetrack rather than a restaurant and feels Gladstone doesn't really care about her. Scrooge has no friends or family and when he decides to invite his staff to a dinner party, he finds that none of them is willing to spend more time than necessary with him.
** And another time (''Donald Duck'' comics will ruminate any trope to infinity) there was an {{inversion}} where Donald made the wish that he were alone without all his friends who were annoying him. No points for guessing he didn't like it when the wish came true, though there was more to the plot than that.
** And one more: Donald gets to see what Duckburg would be with his hypothetical twin brother existing instead of him. Since the twin is [[SpaceWhaleAesop randomly]] a clichéd BigBrotherIsWatching dictator, this makes him feel better about being who he is. It's like the story changes clichés mid-swing.
16th Jun '17 5:50:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* RememberTheNewGuy: A ''lot'' of characters have been introduced over the years, and several of them (especially the ones created by Carl Barks and Romano Scarpa) tend to be treated as if they've always been around, just not on-page. Barks rarely set out to create recurring characters; rather, he would see potential in characters he created for the sake of one story and re-use them. A particularly noticeable example is the Beagle Boys, who in their first story only make a silent cameo appearance on the very last panel... ''after'' Scrooge has spent the entire story worrying about them.

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A ''lot'' of characters have been introduced over the years, and several of them (especially the ones created by Carl Barks and Romano Scarpa) tend to be treated as if they've always been around, just not on-page. Barks rarely set out to create recurring characters; rather, he would see potential in characters he created for the sake of one story and re-use them. A particularly noticeable example is the Beagle Boys, who in their first story only make a silent cameo appearance on the very last panel... ''after'' Scrooge has spent the entire story worrying about them.
16th Jun '17 5:43:14 AM Morgenthaler
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