History ComicBook / DisneyDucksComicUniverse

6th May '18 4:46:11 AM jormis29
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** 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 to 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).

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** 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 to 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, Creator/TonyAnselmo, Paperinik's voice is done by Creator/RobPaulsen).
28th Apr '18 5:47:47 PM Byzantine
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Huey, Dewey and Louie naturally. It's especially evident in many of the comics storylines, as a lot of the time instead of their trademark red, blue and green the three of them wear identical black shirts.

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Huey, Dewey and Louie naturally. It's It is especially evident in many of the comics storylines, as a lot of the time instead of their trademark red, blue and green the three of them wear identical black shirts.shirts.
**And April, May, and June Duck, Daisy's identical triplet nieces. In more recent decades, some artists have attempted to give them distinctive hairstyles to tell them apart.



* ArtifactOfDoom: An Italian story center around a mysterious item from outer space that did absolutely nothing, but was still more an Artifact of Doom than a MacGuffin. It was so absolutely and completely useless anything done with it was automatically a waste of time and amounted to nothing. It was in the possession of Scrooge [=McDuck=] first, so he naturally tried to make money out of it, but his every attempt merely broke even, until he managed to sell it to Rockerduck (at zero profit). As time went on, the sheer uselessness of the item made it hold a peculiar fascination to people, and news of it apparently spread globally. Everyone was in fact so affected by the uselessness that they began to turn apathetic and think nothing was worth doing because it was useless, or were inspired to start doing completely useless things themselves. A researcher then came to the conclusion that the item could cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt unless it was launched back into space to remove its effect on the collective psyche. [[spoiler:But when they did this, the story subverted its own premise, because the item saved the entire planet; it was picked up by an alien armada of doom, whose leader consequently decided attacking the Earth would be pointless, and decided not to bother.]] Perhaps a TrueNeutral equivalent of the default evil Artifact of Doom.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: An Italian story center around a mysterious item from outer space that did absolutely nothing, but was still more an Artifact of Doom than a MacGuffin. It was so absolutely and completely useless that anything done with it was automatically a waste of time and amounted to nothing. It was in the possession of Scrooge [=McDuck=] first, so he naturally tried to make money out of it, but his every attempt merely broke even, until he managed to sell it to Rockerduck (at zero profit). As time went on, the sheer uselessness of the item made it hold a peculiar fascination to people, and news of it apparently spread globally. Everyone was in fact so affected by the uselessness that they began to turn apathetic and think nothing was worth doing because it was useless, or were inspired to start doing completely useless things themselves. A researcher then came to the conclusion that the item could cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt unless it was launched back into space to remove its effect on the collective psyche. [[spoiler:But when they did this, the story subverted its own premise, because the item saved the entire planet; it was picked up by an alien armada of doom, whose leader consequently decided attacking the Earth would be pointless, and decided not to bother.]] Perhaps a TrueNeutral equivalent of the default evil Artifact of Doom.
28th Apr '18 5:38:59 PM Byzantine
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**Used in an unusual way in "Cave of Ali Baba" (March, 1962) by Carl Barks. Scrooge and his nephews are in the deserts of Iran, inspecting oil pipelines. They start wondering about lost cities and civilizations of the area. The five of them meet traveling entertainers who perform for them, but then mysteriously vanish. Shortly after, the Ducks meet a mysterious archaeologist who is in search of the Cave of Ali Baba and needs partners. The Ducks jump at the opportunity of another treasure hunt, and follow him through several cryptic clues and dangers. When they do find the Cave and its treasures, they awake and find themselves back in the oil pipelines. They realize that their last real memories were the entertainers, who somehow hypnotized them and stole their wallets. The archaeologist and all subsequent events were dreams, as the Ducks slept for quite some time.
27th Apr '18 7:53:38 AM Basara-kun
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* WinHerAPrize: One of the stock themes. It's always about Donald attempting to make Daisy impressed and/or favourable, and the super lucky Gladstone is often included as a depressingly successful, sometimes highly unsportsmanlike, rival.
22nd Apr '18 10:39:02 AM Gadgetphile
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* SelfDisposingVillain: There's a story written by Creator/DonRosa where the Beagle Boys are the main characters and decide to break into Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s money bin once again after stealing the building's original architectural plans. They carry out the scheme while the building is closed at night, but they all gradually end up trapping themselves in various situations with the remaining Beagle Boys deciding to come back for them once they've successfully carried out the heist. The comic ends with the Beagle Boys discovered by a mightily surprised Scrooge and Grandpa Beagle hearing the cops talk about this from his jail cel and muttering that his grandsons can't even beat an inanimate building.

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* SelfDisposingVillain: There's a story written by Creator/DonRosa where the Beagle Boys are the main characters and decide to break into Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s money bin once again after stealing the building's original architectural plans. They carry out the scheme while the building is closed at night, but they all gradually end up trapping themselves in various situations with the remaining Beagle Boys deciding to come back for them once they've successfully carried out the heist. The comic ends with the Beagle Boys discovered by a mightily surprised Scrooge and Grandpa Beagle hearing the cops talk about this from his jail cel cell and muttering that his grandsons can't even beat an inanimate building.
18th Mar '18 5:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: Subverted in one particularly {{egregious}} story revolved around a child psychologist selling Donald on the idea that beating the kids up was evil, and that he had been stifling their creativity and should let them do as they please; Huey, Dewey and Louie abuse the situation to extreme levels, and act like whimsical, irresponsible brats. Once Donald catches on, he invites said psychologist at home for dinner and a chat, and, while he pompously lectures Donald, the kids ''blow fireworks under his armchair''. His clothes singed, his face a mask of fury, he leaps at the kids, ready to beat the crap out of them, while Donald looks on, a smug grin on his face.

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* DoubleStandardViolenceChildOnAdult: Subverted in one particularly {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} story revolved around a child psychologist selling Donald on the idea that beating the kids up was evil, and that he had been stifling their creativity and should let them do as they please; Huey, Dewey and Louie abuse the situation to extreme levels, and act like whimsical, irresponsible brats. Once Donald catches on, he invites said psychologist at home for dinner and a chat, and, while he pompously lectures Donald, the kids ''blow fireworks under his armchair''. His clothes singed, his face a mask of fury, he leaps at the kids, ready to beat the crap out of them, while Donald looks on, a smug grin on his face.
17th Mar '18 1:45:33 PM dutchguy1986
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** The motivation for Fantomius, a GentlemanThief who Paperinik is a sort-of LegacyCharacter to (his equipment is based on Fantomius' designs, updated from the roaring 20s and he has access to Fantomius' old {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s). This trait is more marked in Danish stories: Italian Paperinik stories, including the one where Paperinik debuted and first mentioned Fantomius, make clear that Fantomius stole from the riches only out of a personal vendetta (as they called him a good for nothing just because of his British nationality, much like Donal dDuck became Paperinik due having enough of being called called a lazy good for nothing in spite of all his efforts), and as much as he'd give to charity any cash he stole he usually grabbed jewels and other rare and valuable things.

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** The motivation for Fantomius, a GentlemanThief who Paperinik is a sort-of LegacyCharacter to (his equipment is based on Fantomius' designs, updated from the roaring 20s and he has access to Fantomius' old {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s). This trait is more marked in Danish stories: Italian Paperinik stories, including the one where Paperinik debuted and first mentioned Fantomius, make clear that Fantomius stole from the riches only out of a personal vendetta (as they called him a good for nothing just because of his British nationality, much like Donal dDuck Donald Duck became Paperinik due having enough of being called called a lazy good for nothing in spite of all his efforts), and as much as he'd give to charity any cash he stole he usually grabbed jewels and other rare and valuable things.
26th Feb '18 4:35:58 AM BigJimbo
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%%* PooledFunds: Scrooge, of course.


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* PooledFunds: In what is probably the most popular case, Scrooge has an entire pool of money where he dives when he's in a good mood.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Surprisingly present in some Huey, Dewey and Louie stories. Regardless of what was going on or the actual points anyone makes, the three are always portrayed as right because they were {{The Smart Guy}}s. On the other hand Donald Duck is an egotistical jerk, so he's always wrong and deserves anything he gets, like getting run out of town and ''[[YoureNotMyFather disowned]]'' Huey, Dewey and Louie [[DisproportionateRetribution just for being given a prize to keep for them until they grow up]].
8th Jan '18 12:39:51 AM DragonQuestZ
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From the Creator/{{Disney}} Comics centering around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Best known thanks to the work of Creator/CarlBarks, Creator/DonRosa and, of course, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.

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From the Creator/{{Disney}} Comics centering around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Best known thanks to The major works were by Creator/CarlBarks and Creator/DonRosa. This also includes the work of Creator/CarlBarks, Creator/DonRosa and, of course, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
''Franchise/DuckTales'' franchise.
18th Nov '17 10:51:15 PM Synchronicity
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* WealthsInAName:
** Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s name plays on the character of Scrooge in ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', i.e. a rich miser.
** One of Scrooge's recurring nemeses is Flintheart Glomgold, a greedy miser. Gold, of course, is a precious metal, and "glom" is a slang term for "hoard" or "seize."
** No less than ''four'' separate other business rivals of Scrooge are called "Gotrocks" [[note]]("Mr. Gotrocks" is common American slang for someone who has a lot of money and goes around flaunting it; a "rock" being an old slang term for a large diamond)[[/note]].
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