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23rd Sep '16 7:01:37 AM Ace1225
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** Also occurs in ''A Financial Fable''. Scrooge's money is carried off by a cyclone, causing it to land all around the country, where various other characters pick it up. Scrooge, unusually, isn't worried by this and assure Huey, Dewey, and Louie that he will be able to get the money back just by continuing to work on his farm. While characters like Donald and Gladstone are happy at their newfound wealth at first, they quickly realize the problem with everyone in the country being handed a fortunte: No one wants to work anymore and there is then no one around to do mundane tasks, such as supply gas or cook food for people who wish to spend their new money. Everyone has instead taken their money and "gone to see the world", only to find that there is nowhere to go, since bus drivers have also gone to do the same. Scrooge is eventually proven right when he and the triplets end up as the only people who continued to work and therefore as the only people with food to provide, for which Scrooge charges outlandish prices, such as $2 million for cabbages.
22nd Sep '16 6:02:58 AM Ace1225
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Pops up every now and again, such as in ''The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone'', where both Scrooge and Donald are fully willing to believe in and search after the stone, but for some reason find the idea of the Labyrinth in Crete to be nothing more than a myth when Huey, Dewey, and Louie suggest going there.
22nd Sep '16 5:34:17 AM Ace1225
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* TreasureRoom: Scrooge's Money Bin and Flintheart's Money Bin both qualify. In many Barks stories, such as ''No Such Varmint'', Scrooge would also be shown to have his office filled with money, to the point that it often came up to his waist
22nd Sep '16 5:25:38 AM Ace1225
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* SeaMonster: The titular "varmint" in Carl Barks' 1951 story ''No Such Varmint''.
20th Sep '16 3:43:35 AM rafi
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* GroundhogDayLoop: The story "Again and Again..." (Donald Duck 336, 2006), Donald is forced to relive the same day over and over until he discovers what he did "wrong" on that day. The story spoofs elements of both Groundhog Day and Film/TheHudsuckerProxy—with mouse-eared "Daddy Time" (i. e. Moses) being wise to the time loop, and a Phil-like character reliving a similar time loop in a movie on Donald's TV.
19th Sep '16 8:26:54 AM Ace1225
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* PettingZooPeople: What the average citizen that isn't part of the Duck Family tends to fall into. Some stories however, such as Barks' ''Dangerous Disguise'', will actually feature regular humans instead.
19th Sep '16 8:11:53 AM Ace1225
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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Scrooge of course.
12th Sep '16 5:55:56 AM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage: One of the issues of "Donald Duck & Co", released by Egmont, featured a wise old sea king called Saltomon who was always barefoot.
31st Aug '16 6:49:47 AM rafi
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%%* AsYouKnow* AsYouKnow: Used all the time in Donald Duck comics, usually clumsily as anything; lampshaded in Don Rosa's ''The Last Lord of Eldorado''.



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%%* * BunglingInventor: Gyro Gearloose.Gearloose sometimes, though his inventions do tend to work perfectly — when problems arise, it's usually due to some detail Gyro has failed to consider, or simply due to unfortunate circumstances. However, it doesn't help that he often follows Scrooge's instructions in the literal sense (at least in ''Duck Tales'').



* ClarkKenting:
** In Italian comics, Donald has a superhero / AntiHero alter ego called Paperinik, who is Donald with a costume based on [[GentlemanThief Fantomius]] with a domino mask and Donald's signature hat, yet ''nobody'' noticed in spite of people knowing their resemblance. It's explained, as in the previous case, due a combination of people not wanting to believe the lazy Donald is the city's idol and [[TheDreaded scariest person]], Donald and Paperinik having appeared before people at the same time (due either robots taking Donald's place or volunteers replacing Paperinik), and Paperinik being a MasterOfDisguise who has disguised himself as Donald multiple times (or, in one memorable occasion, as [[ItMakesSenseInContext a monster disguised as Paperinik disguised as John Rockerduck disguised as Paperinik]]). The rather obscure video game adaptation, ''PK: Out of the Shadows'', reinforces the difference by adding the fact that, as Paperinik, Donald uses a voice modulator to disguise his voice (while Donald is still voiced by Tony Anselmo, Paperinik's voice is done by Creator/RobPaulsen).
*** The only people who saw through Paperinik's disguise and couldn't be fooled into thinking it was an error are Everett Ducklair, Lyla Lay and the Griffin, all from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', and bypass Paperinik's usual tricks: Everett has PsychicPower and read it out of Paperinik's mind, while Lyla and the Griffin have technology that allows to see through LatexPerfection, and saw that Paperinik doesn't wear a Donald mask with a domino mask on it but only the domino mask (at which point it was easy).
*** In the first story it was even ''worse'', as Paperinik only wore Fantomius' costume with his trademark hat and ''no kind of mask''. It was actually a colouring error, as Paperinik was supposed to wear Fantomius whole costume (that includes a blue silk mask covering the whole face except the beak), but the colourist missed it and depicted Paperinik's face white (the novelization of the story {{Retcon}}s it away as showing that Donald ''had'' considered wearing Fantomius' mask but in the end opted for the domino mask). Due the second story having Paperinik acting disguised as Fantomius (he had to infiltrate a costume party in Gladstone's place, with Gladstone planning to enter disguised as Fantomius), it wouldn't be until the third story that the domino mask debuted, by which time Paperinik was already TheDreaded.
*** Speaking of the third story... Most of Duckburg actually suspected Donald to be Paperinik, but after the police inspected Donald's car (that doubled as Paperinik's one) and failed to find Paperinik's devices (that had been removed beforehand in expectation of this inspection), the issue was dropped. The story ended with the first instance of Donald being seen in public at the same time as Paperinik (with Paperinik actually being a flying robot).
*** The greatest example of people being fooled into believing Donald isn't Paperinik is the 2014 story "Raceworld", in which, due the peculiar circumstances, Donald's heroic side takes Paperinik's form... And Mickey, who in Italian stories is shown as a great detective, quips that, until then, he had believed that Donald was Paperinik. Apparently he had guessed the bots and replacements, and it took the ''real'' Paperinik appearing at the same time as the ''real'' Donald to fool him.
** Daisy has her own superhero alter ego, Paperinika, who is a female and StrawFeminist counterpart to Paperinik. Despite this, the two don't actually like to work together and neither knows the other's secret identity. Which is fine... except that in the American translations, Paperinika is renamed "Super Daisy", but the stories are otherwise translated straight. This has the effect of making Donald look like a complete moron since he can't figure out who she really is, unless you've read Paperinika's original story: Donald's reaction to seeing Paperinika the first time was to ask Daisy why she was dressed that ridiculous way, and only got convinced it's not Daisy due to her acting much coldly and keeping a cool head in situations where Daisy would usually lose it (she was ''really'' pissed at the time. She later became an actress good enough to pull Paperinika's personality on purpose).
*** It's also implied that ''Donald'' is the reason Paperinika's disguise works: if Daisy's fiancee, who is known to be able to recognize [[IdenticalTwins identical triplets]] from near-invisible details, says she's not Paperinika and has a very vocal dislike for the latter, most people capable of recognizing Daisy through her costume will think it's just a casual resemblance.
** Another example is when Paperoga (Fethry Duck) becoming the debatably useful superhero Bat-Paperoga (or "Red Bat" in other countries). It's an obvious spoof of Batman and it doesn't even ''try'' to hide the actual identity. It's PlayedForLaughs, and the identity is kept by a combination of the Red Bat's outfit giving actual cover and the Red Bat being seen as CrazyAwesome (in his first story he humiliated the Beagle Boys with the help of a [[ItMakesSenseInContext headless gorilla]]) instead that the lucky FakeUltimateHero he is.
** And taken ''even further'' with José Carioca's alter-ego Morcego Verde (Green Bat), ''another'' Batman spoof:[[note]]The main difference between the two being that Red Bat is a parody of [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Batman (both in terms of costume as well as goofy gadgets) while Green Bat is a parody of the modern Batman (dark ominous costume and little to no gadgets - his revised origin story is even a spoof of ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'')[[/note]] His costume is less concealing than Fethry's (despite him wearing a beat-up Batman cowl/cape combination) and while he's wearing it ''his friends still call him "Zé"'' or, at their most secretive, "Hey Zé... I mean, Morcego!" In this case there's no justification, only RuleOfFunny.
** The Beagle Boys once robbed a jewelry shop and avoided recognition by ''not'' wearing their masks despite being otherwise dressed in full Beagle Boy regalia.
*** Also played straight by Creator/DonRosa in ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'': when Scrooge first met them in his youth, the Beagle Boys (the original outfit composed by Grampa Beagle and his sons) were wanted criminals who couldn't show their faces in public, and started wearing the masks to hide their identities on suggestion of their employer Porker Hogg. It worked: they were even tricking the river police into leaving when Scrooge unmasked one of them, at which point the police recognized them and proceeded to arrest them.



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%%* DramaticThunder* DramaticThunder: In one of the chapters of the classic ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Scrooge fights a duel with swords against the scion of the Whiskervilles -- ancestral enemies of the [=McDuck=] clan, while a thunderstorm rolls across the Scottish Highlands. The thunderstorm, as it turns out, plays a key role in the end of the duel...



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%%* DurableDeathtrap* DurableDeathtrap: Donald and his uncle Scrooge McDuck along with their nephews Huey, Luey and Dewey, often run into these .



%%* EveryCarIsAPinto: Mocked.
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%%* * EveryCarIsAPinto: Mocked.
%%* ExtremeOmniGoat
In the ''Creator/DonRosa'' story "Guardians of the Lost Library", Donald watches [[RunningGag a succession of television shows]] that repeatedly feature the hero's transport catching on fire, be it a car, a speedboat, or even a horse. In a sci-fi version of that show, even the comet the hero is riding bursts into flame. Or possibly not, as, to use Donald's words "It's kinda hard to tell with comets."
* ExtremeOmniGoat: Scrooge once bought a goat to guard his money bin in the comics. Unfortunately, it both guarded and ate the money so Scrooge sold it back to the previous owner.
25th Aug '16 12:39:49 PM Justadoo444
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* CosmicHorrorStory: Yes, believe it or not, one of Donald's stories ("[[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2002-002 The Call of C'Rruso]]") is indeed a classic Cosmic Horror Story. Donald tries out for a singing competition organized by a renowned musician, and gets successfully recruited by having his voice altered by an apparent twin of this musician. It's later revealed that the entire world is actually the dream of Ar-Finn, a primordial cephalophoid monster which slumbers in an ancient city at the bottom of the sea. The two twins are manifestations of the monster's conflicting subconscious desires to either continue sleeping or wake up (which Donald's voice will make it do). When the creature does exactly that, the rest of the world vanishes as it no longer creates the world-dream, and everything in its vicinity shapes itself into its image, resulting in Donald and his nephews growing tentacles and stick eyes. It's eventually put back to sleep, but the story ends on a rather dark note as Donald contemplates everybody's existence as mere parts of the creature's imagination.
** As famous as "The Call of C'rruso" is, it has never appeared in an authorized English edition. But it has been announced for the August 2016 American issue of ''Donald Duck''.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: Yes, believe it or not, one of Donald's stories ("[[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2002-002 The Call of C'Rruso]]") C'rruso]]") is indeed a classic Cosmic Horror Story. Donald tries out for a singing competition organized by a renowned musician, and gets successfully recruited by having his voice altered by an apparent twin of this musician. It's later revealed that the entire world is actually the dream of Ar-Finn, a primordial cephalophoid monster which slumbers in an ancient city at the bottom of the sea. The two twins are manifestations of the monster's conflicting subconscious desires to either continue sleeping or wake up (which Donald's voice will make it do). When the creature does exactly that, the rest of the world vanishes as it no longer creates the world-dream, and everything in its vicinity shapes itself into its image, resulting in Donald and his nephews growing tentacles and stick eyes. It's eventually put back to sleep, but the story ends on a rather dark note as Donald contemplates everybody's existence as mere parts of the creature's imagination.
** As famous as "The Call of C'rruso" is, it has never appeared in an authorized English edition. But it has been announced edition until [[http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/donald-duck-16/ IDW Publishing translated it]] for the August 2016 2016's American issue of ''Donald Duck''.Duck''.
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