History ComicBook / MickeyMouseComicUniverse

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* SubmarinePirates: Doctor VulterVulter.



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* ThinkingOutLoud:
** A downright ridiculous example is [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+2263-1 the Disney comic "The Mystery of the Old Mansion"]], where the villain is busy with his work, unaware of anything else being present, and suddenly, for no reason, he spontaneously decides to recite four pages' worth of backstory, complete with dramatic acting.
** Lampshaded in [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2000-013 "Snow It Goes"]], where the villain, in the middle of his soliloquy, mentions that he's going to use the money gained from his scheme for psychiatric therapy to cure his urge to talk to himself.



* TookALevelInBadass: Mickey himself, repeatedly. Over the decades he's Taken A Level In Badass more than once, though thanks to the fact that outside the comics he's still largely viewed as the cute, smiling mouse, he's been particularly subject to BadassDecay -- until a new generation of writers and artists show up and have him Re-Take A Level In Badass. The most consistent thing in the comics is turning him into a genius AmateurSleuth (often with Goofy as his PluckyComicRelief {{Sidekick}}), though some stories have presented him as a severe andrenaline junkie. The recent KingdomHearts representation of Mickey as a BadassLongcoat is really just one more instance in a long line of Badass levels for Mickey.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Mickey himself, repeatedly. Over the decades he's Taken A Level In Badass more than once, though thanks to the fact that outside the comics he's still largely viewed as the cute, smiling mouse, he's been particularly subject to BadassDecay -- until a new generation of writers and artists show up and have him Re-Take A Level In Badass. The most consistent thing in the comics is turning him into a genius AmateurSleuth (often with Goofy as his PluckyComicRelief {{Sidekick}}), though some stories have presented him as a severe andrenaline junkie. The recent KingdomHearts representation of Mickey as a BadassLongcoat is really just one more instance in a long line of Badass levels for Mickey.



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A european Mickey comic involved a benevolent alien empire fighting their own sentient war machines. A twist is that they didn't rebel: it's just that when the galaxy finally entered a time of peace, the former enemies dumped all their weapons on a junkyard planet to show their goodwill, and the weapons with AI simply developed a way to continue their programming: fight wars.



* VillainTeamUp: in ''The Past Imperfect'' (1998) numerous Mickey enemies get together; in other stories, it's common for two to pair up.



* VillainTeamUp: in ''The Past Imperfect'' (1998) numerous Mickey enemies get together; in other stories, it's common for two to pair up.

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* VillainTeamUp: in ''The Past Imperfect'' (1998) numerous VillainyFreeVillain: Mickey enemies get together; once opened a pizza parlor and its success led Petey to open a rival pizza parlor in other stories, front of Mickey's. While the readers were expected to cheer for Mickey, Petey couldn't realistically be called a villain until near the end, when he sicced some animals to eat a giant pizza made by Mickey (and even then, it's common made clear he didn't like doing this and considered it as a last resort). Fortunately, some of the animals ate the rival's own giant pizza as well. After that, Mickey ran out of flour and his rival ran out of cheese and the two of them decided to share to avoid bankruptcy.
* VoodooShark: The comic "Topolino e il mostro di Micetown". Basically: near the end of the story, the villain has used his transformation machine to turn into a duplicate of Mickey. Due to the way the transformation process works, the villain will change back within a few seconds, at which point the original Mickey will be disintegrated. However, the transformation machine then simply [[DeusExMachina explodes
for no reason]], which saves Mickey. He later tries to explain that the machine became "[[LogicBomb confused]]" because he and the villain looked exactly alike, which is an explanation that makes ''no sense'' in any way (for one, the machine's express purpose ''is'' to make two to pair up.things look exactly alike, so why doesn't it explode with every use?).


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* YouDirtyRat: In 1930s Mickey Mouse comics, Minnie's cousin Ruffhouse Rat isn't evilóbut he's a lazy, egotistical flop of an athlete who essentially makes Mickey and Minnie solve his problems for him.
7th Nov '16 6:27:22 AM rafi
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* BondVillainStupidity:
** The Phantom Blot in ''Mickey Outwits The Phantom Blot'', but it's actually justified. Near the end of the story, he reveals that [[spoiler: he's too soft-hearted to actually watch someone die,]] so to make up for it, he'd composed elaborate {{Death Trap}}s to try and kill Mickey off instead.

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* BondVillainStupidity:
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BondVillainStupidity: The Phantom Blot in ''Mickey Outwits The Phantom Blot'', but it's actually justified. Near the end of the story, he reveals that [[spoiler: he's too soft-hearted to actually watch someone die,]] so to make up for it, he'd composed elaborate {{Death Trap}}s to try and kill Mickey off instead.


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* BurnTheWitch: Almost happens in an old comic where Mickey and Gyro Gearloose are transported back to Puritan times and Gyro uses his lighter to start a fire, getting him and Mickey accused of using witchcraft.
7th Nov '16 6:10:41 AM rafi
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* A subversion of sorts occurs in one ''Mickey Mouse'' story. Goofy befriends a man who has just moved into an old house in town, and who actually dresses much like the stereotypical Bela Lugosi sort of vampire. The man even admits himself that it is the look he is going for, and that everything else he does, from sleeping in a wooden box to keeping the curtains shut, is just a healthy way of life. Goofy believes it, and wants to try. [[OnlySaneMan Mickey is not so gullible]], and repeatedly tries to prove his claim by throwing about typical anti-vampire stuff such as garlic and running water. In the end, however, all attempts fail, and Goofy becomes increasingly angry with Mickey for messing around. Cue Mickey convincing him to find the man where he sleeps at day and pulling the curtains. Sunlight shines on him... and nothing happens. Mickey admits defeat, and they both leave. As soon as they have, however, the man pulls away the ''fake window'' he had on his wall, with just a normal lamp behind it. [[EvilLaugh He laughs at them in the final frame]], and will [[FridgeHorror presumably go on to act like the vampire he is now that the "hunters" are gone]].

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* ** A subversion of sorts occurs in one ''Mickey Mouse'' story. Goofy befriends a man who has just moved into an old house in town, and who actually dresses much like the stereotypical Bela Lugosi sort of vampire. The man even admits himself that it is the look he is going for, and that everything else he does, from sleeping in a wooden box to keeping the curtains shut, is just a healthy way of life. Goofy believes it, and wants to try. [[OnlySaneMan Mickey is not so gullible]], and repeatedly tries to prove his claim by throwing about typical anti-vampire stuff such as garlic and running water. In the end, however, all attempts fail, and Goofy becomes increasingly angry with Mickey for messing around. Cue Mickey convincing him to find the man where he sleeps at day and pulling the curtains. Sunlight shines on him... and nothing happens. Mickey admits defeat, and they both leave. As soon as they have, however, the man pulls away the ''fake window'' he had on his wall, with just a normal lamp behind it. [[EvilLaugh He laughs at them in the final frame]], and will [[FridgeHorror presumably go on to act like the vampire he is now that the "hunters" are gone]].
7th Nov '16 6:10:26 AM rafi
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* ATeamFiring: These being Disney comics for kids, you can't really expect anyone to get hit. Actually a common tactic Mickey uses is to bring nothing to a gunfight, disarm the crook by some improvised means and then arrest him using his own gun.



* ActuallyNotAVampire:
* A subversion of sorts occurs in one ''Mickey Mouse'' story. Goofy befriends a man who has just moved into an old house in town, and who actually dresses much like the stereotypical Bela Lugosi sort of vampire. The man even admits himself that it is the look he is going for, and that everything else he does, from sleeping in a wooden box to keeping the curtains shut, is just a healthy way of life. Goofy believes it, and wants to try. [[OnlySaneMan Mickey is not so gullible]], and repeatedly tries to prove his claim by throwing about typical anti-vampire stuff such as garlic and running water. In the end, however, all attempts fail, and Goofy becomes increasingly angry with Mickey for messing around. Cue Mickey convincing him to find the man where he sleeps at day and pulling the curtains. Sunlight shines on him... and nothing happens. Mickey admits defeat, and they both leave. As soon as they have, however, the man pulls away the ''fake window'' he had on his wall, with just a normal lamp behind it. [[EvilLaugh He laughs at them in the final frame]], and will [[FridgeHorror presumably go on to act like the vampire he is now that the "hunters" are gone]].
** A story with Mickey as a professional PrivateDetective has Mickey encountering a foreign couple [[SdrawkcabName calling themselves Alucard]] who seem to have all vampire traits such as paleness and vulnerability to sunlight and garlic, while people are turning up sick in hospital with marks on their neck. The explanation to all this is that they are the descendants of the original Count Dracula and have caught a rare disease while visiting his castle. Ironically, the story builds an elaborate, even contrived explanation of how the myth of Dracula the vampire came about due to misunderstandings building around the historical and nice Count Dracula, when in the real world {{Dracula}} was an explicitly fictional creation named after a nasty historical figure. Anywho, there's a complicated story about how the original Dracula's wife caught a mysterious illness affecting twin glands in the throat that secrete a serum maintaining youth -- making her prone to shrivel up in sunlight -- and how the count found a cure but his sample of the disease fell in the drain and polluted the local water supply and, since he was already distrusted, he had to sneak into people's bedrooms to administer a cure using twin syringes that he put in his mouth to have both hands free... In the present, the "vampire" behind the attacks is simply a greedy doctor extracting the serum from young people's glands to give to his elderly patients, and the "Alucards" get a happy ending when they accidentally find that stuff used to preserve parchments protects their skin from sunlight ([[ItMakesSenseInContext when Mickey makes some of it come out of the sprinklers to preserve a stolen parchment]]). Can't fault the writer for lack of imagination.
* AirVentPassageway:
** In ''Mickey Mouse and the Chirikawa Necklace'', Mickey and Atomo Bleep-Bleep escape a deathtrap through an air vent. May be justified in that they are very small, especially compared to the {{dogfaces}} that inhabit the ElaborateUndergroundBase.
** Mercilessly parodied in an Italian story: [[ShowWithinAShow in a show they're acting in]], Mickey, Goofy and O'Hara infiltrate the starship of the villain this way and encounter [[HeroOfAnotherStory a hero going in the opposite direction to save a princess]], two monsters, and the President of the United States ([[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext "He was just passing through"]]).



* {{Alucard}}: A story with Mickey as a HardBoiledDetective had him encounter a mysterious couple calling themselves "Alucard". They turned out to be the descendants of the real Count Dracula, who, unlike the real real "Dracula", had been a perfectly nice and ordinary guy who got a bad reputation for convoluted reasons involving an illness that caused vulnerability to sunlight and his efforts to cure it.



* ATeamFiring: These being Disney comics for kids, you can't really expect anyone to get hit. Actually a common tactic Mickey uses is to bring nothing to a gunfight, disarm the crook by some improvised means and then arrest him using his own gun.

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* ATeamFiring: These being Disney comics for kids, you can't really expect anyone to get hit. Actually a common tactic ArtisticLicenseEconomics: A Paul Murry-drawn Mickey uses is to bring nothing to Mouse comic has a gunfight, disarm villain that has discovered a literal mountain made of diamond. This makes him incredibly rich, as long as no one else knows it exists, since he can control the crook by some improvised means and then arrest him using amount he sells. Hence, his own gun.villainy consists of seeing to it that no one who has seen his property ever gets away alive. Disturbingly, this sort of artificial scarcity is TruthInTelevision for how the diamond industry actually works (and it was worse under the infamous [=DeBeers=] monopoly).
* BalefulPolymorph: One Mickey comic had a witch turn Minnie into a lamb by tricking her into eating an enchanted fig.
2nd Nov '16 7:49:01 AM rafi
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* RuritanianRomance:
** In FloydGottfredson's classic "The War Orphans" (1944), Mickey helps two kids from a Ruritanian country threatened by the Nazis.
** Gottfredson's earlier "Monarch of Medioka" (1937) basically repeats the story of the Prisoner of Zenda with Mickey replacing "Prince Michael."
** Romano Scarpa's "Mystery of Tapiocus VI" (1956) finds Mickey helping out the amnesiac king of Mazumia, another Ruritanian country.
** In a more modern story, Mickey and Goofy travel the small country of "Schnitzelstein" to catch a thief, but Mickey forgets that he isn't a well-known detective in Schnitzelstein, and cannot simply walk into a police office and demand their cooperation; he gets Goofy and himself wanted as criminals.
** Casty's recent "The World To Come" finds Mickey and Eega Beeva engaged in intrigue with the country of Illusitania, which is shown on a map as being located near Medioka ''and'' Mazumia.
2nd Nov '16 7:35:53 AM rafi
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* MesACrowd: In a Danish Mickey Mouse story ''All Of Me'', Mickey uses Eega Beeva's copying gun to make a clone of himself so that he could help Minnie shopping and go to a video arcade with Goofy. Unluckily, the clone starts replicating himself on its own and soon enough, there's a dozen of Mickey clones that keep replicating. When it gets out of control, the clones steal the gun and try to replicate the whole Earth for themselves... [[WhatAnIdiot from an airplane]]. It only results in a copied piece of land appearing in the middle of a river as a new island, which clones decide to inhabit anyway, until there's so many of them that the island begins to sink under their weight. Eventually, Eega Beeva saves the clones by teleporting them all to a nice uninhabited planet he saw once, making sure to stop the cloning process first.
19th Oct '16 10:32:50 PM MHarrington
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* PragmaticAdaptation: Some early storylines like ''Blaggard Castle'', ''Rumplewatt the Giant'' and ''The Mail Pilot'' were major reworkings of cartoons, in these cases ''WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor'', ''Giantland'' and... ''The Mail Pilot''. AdaptationExpansion was much employed also.
** ''The Mystery at Hidden River'' is a reworking of the Donald Duck cartoon ''Timber'', with Mickey in place of Donald. As in the short, ''Hidden River'' shows a Chinook-accented Pete, renamed Pierre, owning his own logging camp, where Mickey, at Pete's hands, endures travails not unlike those Donald had endured. The comic story, however, reveals Pete's alternate name and accent as just ruses to keep the authorities off his trail.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Some early storylines like ''Blaggard Castle'', ''Rumplewatt the Giant'' and ''The Mail Pilot'' were major reworkings of cartoons, in these cases ''WesternAnimation/TheMadDoctor'', ''Giantland'' and... ''The Mail Pilot''.Pilot'', respectively. AdaptationExpansion was much employed also.
** ''Hoppy the Kangaroo'' is combines elements of ''Mickey's Kangaroo'' and ''Mickey's Mechanical Man'', in which Mickey pits Hoppy, a BoxingKangaroo, against Growlio, a KillerGorilla owned by Pete, in the boxing ring.
** ''The Mystery at Hidden River'' is a reworking of the Donald Duck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''Timber'', with Mickey in place of Donald. As in the that short, ''Hidden River'' shows features a Chinook-accented Pete, renamed Pierre, owning his own logging camp, where Mickey, at Pete's hands, endures travails not unlike those Donald had endured. The comic story, however, reveals Pete's alternate name and accent as just ruses to keep the authorities off his trail.
5th Sep '16 2:36:10 PM rafi
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* DogFaces: Most secondary, tertiary and background characters have this.



* FarOutForeignersFavoriteFood: Eega Beeva, aka. Pittisborum Psercy Pystachi Pseter Psersimmon Plummer-Push, who eats moth balls like sweets.



** In another comic, Mickey and O'Hara are investigating some robberies when they run into the Blot walking down the street, prompting the latter to arrest him on the spot (with no evidence whatsoever). The Blot doesn't resist and firmly denies everything, which Mickey notices is not like him and thinks he may even be innocent. It turns out he did do it...however he's not actually the Phantom Blot but rather a magically summoned duplicate created by Magica DeSpell.

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** In another comic, Mickey and O'Hara are investigating some robberies when they run into the Blot walking down the street, prompting the latter to arrest him on the spot (with no evidence whatsoever). The Blot doesn't resist and firmly denies everything, which Mickey notices is not like him and thinks he may even be innocent. It turns out he did do it...however he's not actually the Phantom Blot but rather a magically summoned duplicate created by Magica DeSpell.De Spell.



** Also, there's the problem that Phantom Blot that being in jail has not stopped him from committing crimes, like the time he had a ring that accelerated his subjective time (effectively making him go into BullettTime) that he would keep outside the window in case the police searched his cell, allowing him to break out, commit his crime and come back to his cell without anyone noticing.

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** Also, there's the problem that Phantom Blot that being in jail has not stopped him from committing crimes, like the time he had a ring that accelerated his subjective time (effectively making him go into BullettTime) BulletTime) that he would keep outside the window in case the police searched his cell, allowing him to break out, commit his crime and come back to his cell without anyone noticing.
5th Sep '16 2:28:35 PM rafi
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* MirrorUniverse: In one series of comics, it's especially disconcerting in that the Phantom Blot, a ManipulativeBastard and trademark villain, is a superhero.

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In one series of comics, it's especially disconcerting in that the Phantom Blot, a ManipulativeBastard and trademark villain, is a superhero.superhero.
** In the Italy serie ''X-Mickey'' we find Mickey traveling through portals to another dimension and meeting new characters that are special for this series. Most notable is the Goofy-lookalike werewolf named Pipwolf, but we also have Manny that looks like an albino Minnie and several other characters that are recurring throughout the series.



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** There was a comic where a series of crimes is commited that seem to be the work of the Phantom Blot. Mickey goes to see him in jail, but the Blot tells him he's in jail and hasn't busted out, as the guards will testify, but he appreciates Mickey thinking of him.
** In another comic, Mickey and O'Hara are investigating some robberies when they run into the Blot walking down the street, prompting the latter to arrest him on the spot (with no evidence whatsoever). The Blot doesn't resist and firmly denies everything, which Mickey notices is not like him and thinks he may even be innocent. It turns out he did do it...however he's not actually the Phantom Blot but rather a magically summoned duplicate created by Magica DeSpell.
** With the Blot it seems to be a recurring theme. Due to him wearing disguises anyway, it is easy for various copycats to use his identity and general style for a while. There are several variations on how is this resolved. At least some having the genuine Blot being the one to take down the imitators.
** Also, there's the problem that Phantom Blot that being in jail has not stopped him from committing crimes, like the time he had a ring that accelerated his subjective time (effectively making him go into BullettTime) that he would keep outside the window in case the police searched his cell, allowing him to break out, commit his crime and come back to his cell without anyone noticing.
22nd May '16 11:18:58 AM VVK
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* MultiArmedAndDangerous: The villain dressed as Kali in "Kali's Nail" has four arms as part of the disguise and uses a gun in each. Which is odd since it's only a costume and no-one speaks of robot arms or anything.
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