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10th Apr '18 12:19:09 PM Pfff133
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** The plot of ''"The Monarch of Medioka"'', as noted earlier on this page, is very close to the plot of ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda''. ''"The Return of Phantom Bob"'' is a Bowdlerized WPR of ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' and another comic is an equally Bowdlerized adaptation of ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' (with the old ladies being Robin Hood style thieves instead of murderers but with everything else remaining almost the same, down to the characters' first names).(title?)

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** The plot of ''"The Monarch of Medioka"'', as noted earlier on this page, is very close to the plot of ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda''. ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'', and the second half of ''"Tzig-tzag Fever"'' is step-by-step the 1919 novel ''Atlantida''. ''"The Return of Phantom Bob"'' is a Bowdlerized {{Bowdlerized}} WPR of ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' and another comic is an equally Bowdlerized adaptation of ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' (with the old ladies being Robin Hood style thieves instead of murderers but with everything else remaining almost the same, down to the characters' first names).(title?)
10th Apr '18 11:56:00 AM Pfff133
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** Writers in the 30s also weren't hesitant to point out that Mickey and Minnie are only high heels and red shorts apart in the looks department. Mickey successfully was mistaken for Minnie with only a clothes swap in ''"Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers"'' and ''"Artists And Models"'', while he did a MirrorRoutine on Minnie in ''"Mickey's Hat Trick"'' that fooled ''her''. ''"The Monarch of Medioka"'' has a particularly pointed setup when Duke Varlott has finally figured out that whom he thought was a double of King Michael XIV actually is the king and that it's Mickey who is on the throne pretending to be the king. With Michael captured and Mickey blackmailed, he thinks he's got it all figured out. Then Minnie gets involved in search of Mickey and Varlott's reaction literally is "'''Three''' of zem now!"

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** Writers in the 30s also weren't hesitant to point out that Mickey and Minnie are only high heels and red shorts apart in the looks department. Mickey successfully was mistaken for Minnie with only a clothes swap in ''"Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers"'' and ''"Artists And Models"'', while he did a MirrorRoutine on Minnie in ''"Mickey's Hat Trick"'' that fooled ''her''. ''"The Monarch of Medioka"'' has a particularly pointed setup when Duke Varlott has finally figured out understands that whom he thought was a double of King Michael XIV actually is the king and that it's Mickey who is on the throne pretending to be the king. With Michael captured and Mickey blackmailed, he thinks he's got it all figured out. Then Minnie gets involved in search of Mickey and Varlott's reaction literally is "'''Three''' of zem now!"



* InSpiteOfANail: One case occurs in ''"The Future Ain't What It Used to Be!"''. After a messy trip to dinosaur times, Mickey, Goofy, Einmug, and Wiley Wildebeest return to their time period only to find dinosaurs now are the dominant species. Each dinosaur is the equivalent of someone they knew in the not-dinosaur timeline, making it all the more disturbing when they get hunted by "their friends". They do not encounter any dinosaur who is an equivalent to the them even though they should if they existed (dinosaur-Einmug would not have many hiding places on his sky island), so it seems that their travel through time precluded them from being represented in the dinosaur timeline. Another case occurs in ''"The Menace from the Future"''. Uma travels 42 years back to the past of Mouseton to stop the Grim Gagaggoofy from taking over the world. She is ordered to do so by her agency and the possibility of the future changing in any other way is never brought up.

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* InSpiteOfANail: One case occurs in ''"The Future Ain't What It Used to Be!"''. After a messy trip to dinosaur times, Mickey, Goofy, Einmug, and Wiley Wildebeest return to their time period only to find dinosaurs now are the dominant species. Each dinosaur is the equivalent of someone they knew in the not-dinosaur timeline, making it all the more disturbing when they get hunted by "their friends". They do not encounter any dinosaur who is an equivalent to the them even though they should if they existed (dinosaur-Einmug would not have many hiding places on his sky island), so it seems that their travel through time precluded them from being represented in the dinosaur timeline. Another case occurs in ''"The Menace from the Future"''. Uma travels 42 years back to the past of Mouseton to stop the Grim Gagaggoofy from taking over the world. She is ordered to do so by her agency and the possibility of the future changing in any other way is never brought up.
5th Mar '18 7:38:44 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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** Early on, Gottfredson was writing towards a marriage between Clarabelle and Horace. In ''"Clarabelle's Boarding House"'', Horace proposed to Clarabelle and she accepted. The wedding plans were paused in ''"The Great Orphanage Robbery"'' because Horace was on trial, but that comic ended with the message that the wedding was back on track. No wedding ever happened in subsequent comics. Equally, Clarabelle's aforementioned boarding house was dropped after that story without explanation.
** Disney's ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' fell victim to the Disney Implosion with three promises left unfulfilled. Arguably some qualify as CutShort or WhatCouldHaveBeen, but lets be thorough here. The first case concerns Doctor Doublecross, a fusion of Professors Ecks and Doublex. There were various hints that Doublecross was, in fact, a separate entity from the two professors. In ''"The Riddle of the Runaway Sphinx!"'', they talk about a joint duplication ray and cloning experiment in relation to their merged predicament. The multiparter ends in ''"The Curse of the Cross-Eyed Kolli"'', which sees the doctor get assistance from a band of ninjas whose faces are never revealed, whose identity is never given, and whose numbers are also unclear although they do always operate in sets (there are at least two sets). Without any sort of explanation, Doctor Doublecross and the ninjas simultaneously disappear on the final page. Furthermore, the editorials of issues #4 and #5 contain the comments "we're not saying that Doctor Doublecross is (or isn't) related to the classic Floydd Gottfredson villains" and "or someone who strongly resembles them". One guess would be that both the doctor and the ninjas were meant to be duplicates of the professors and that their sudden disappearance relates to this, but as per the trope, no resolution came before ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' was cancelled. The second case relates to the Phantom Brat, the Phantom Blot's daughter. Her story was wrapped up, but the editorials hinted at an intent to bring her back after deducing from fan letters whether audience preference leaned to her being a bad kid or a good kid. This return never happened. And the third case relates to a four-parter by John Blair Moore that was to debut in issues #19 to #22 according to the #14 editorial. With ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' seeing the dying signs by then, #18 instead announced a reprint of ''"The Phantom Fires"'' for #19, which eventually never was made. Said four-parter ''was'' made, under the title ''"Weighty Matters"'', yet reduced in scope from 4*12 pages to 16. The story has yet to be made available for an American audience.

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** Early on, Gottfredson was writing towards a marriage between Clarabelle and Horace. In ''"Clarabelle's Boarding House"'', Horace proposed to Clarabelle and she accepted. The wedding plans were paused in ''"The Great Orphanage Robbery"'' because Horace was on trial, but that comic ended with the message that the wedding was back on track. No wedding ever happened in Gottfredson's subsequent comics.comics… though it ''did'' happen in the Italian comics, only to be swiftly [[CanonDiscontinuity forgotten]]. Equally, Clarabelle's aforementioned boarding house was dropped after that story without explanation.
** Disney's ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' fell victim to the Disney Implosion with three promises left unfulfilled. Arguably some qualify as CutShort or WhatCouldHaveBeen, but lets let's be thorough here. The first case concerns Doctor Doublecross, a fusion of Professors Ecks and Doublex. There were various hints that Doublecross was, in fact, a separate entity from the two professors. In ''"The Riddle of the Runaway Sphinx!"'', they talk about a joint duplication ray and cloning experiment in relation to their merged predicament. The multiparter ends in ''"The Curse of the Cross-Eyed Kolli"'', which sees the doctor get assistance from a band of ninjas whose faces are never revealed, whose identity is never given, and whose numbers are also unclear although they do always operate in sets (there are at least two sets). Without any sort of explanation, Doctor Doublecross and the ninjas simultaneously disappear on the final page. Furthermore, the editorials of issues #4 and #5 contain the comments "we're not saying that Doctor Doublecross is (or isn't) related to the classic Floydd Gottfredson villains" and "or someone who strongly resembles them". One guess would be that both the doctor and the ninjas were meant to be duplicates of the professors and that their sudden disappearance relates to this, but as per the trope, no resolution came before ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' was cancelled. The second case relates to the Phantom Brat, the Phantom Blot's daughter. Her story was wrapped up, but the editorials hinted at an intent to bring her back after deducing from fan letters whether audience preference leaned to her being a bad kid or a good kid. This return never happened. And the third case relates to a four-parter by John Blair Moore that was to debut in issues #19 to #22 according to the #14 editorial. With ''Mickey Mouse Adventures'' seeing the dying signs by then, #18 instead announced a reprint of ''"The Phantom Fires"'' for #19, which eventually never was made. Said four-parter ''was'' made, under the title ''"Weighty Matters"'', yet reduced in scope from 4*12 pages to 16. The story has yet to be made available for an American audience.



* CheapKnockoff: The [[NebulousEvilOrganization Horde of the Violet Hare]] may have a silly name, but they're [[KnightOfCerebus surprisingly dangerous and dark]]. Not so for their knockoffs-slash-"rivals", the [[http://scrooge-mcduck.wikia.com/wiki/Legion_of_the_Chartreuse_Tortoise Legion of the Chartreuse Tortoise]], whose only goal is to get whatever {{Macguffin}} the Horde is looking for at the time, have members who are [[PaperThinDisguise ridiculously bad]] at keeping their membership a secret, and have so little funding that they have to ''borrow a friend's phone'' to contact the heroes.



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%%* MacGyveringMacGyvering: Mickey and Goofy do it, among others.



* MistakenForBadass: ''Goofy'', of all people.
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* MistakenForBadass: This frequently happens to ''Goofy'', of all people.
%%* MistakenForSpiesMistakenForSpies: Frequent whenever Mickey's investigating in a foreign country.


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* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The [[http://scrooge-mcduck.wikia.com/wiki/Horde_of_the_Violet_Hare Horde of the Violet Hare]], who, despite their silly theme, are actually a ruthlessly efficient and dangerous [[Franchise/JamesBond SPECTRE]] substitute focusing on finding lost [[{{Atlantis}} Atlantean]] tech and using it to take over the world.
14th Feb '18 5:24:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChimneyEntry: A ''Mickey Mouse'' comic [[HandWave gives an explanation for this]]. Santa Claus has been arrested by a bunch of [[PoliceAreUseless idiot cops]] in the Mouseton PD on burglary charges and thrown in a cell with Pete as his bunkmate. When Pete asks him about the chimney thing, Santa explains that any tunnel will magically expand to allow him through. Then Pete points to the [[AirVentPassageway miniscule air vent]] on the wall...
15th Oct '17 2:05:44 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Reporter:''' [[TheTwilightSaga ...And actress Bella Breakhearts, star of every vampire movie this year!]]

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-->'''Reporter:''' [[TheTwilightSaga ...[[Film/{{Twilight}} ...And actress Bella Breakhearts, star of every vampire movie this year!]]
31st Aug '17 11:24:34 PM foxley
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* MundaneSolution: In one story, Mickey and Goofy are helping the police with a sting operation to catch a gang of criminals. They wind up trapped inside the house the crooks who have destroyed the pair's radio and [[CutPhoneLines cut the phone lines]] to prevent them sending the code word to police waiting outside, telling them swoop in. When Goofy runs upstairs, they think he has gone crazy as the ere is nothing up there to help him, only for him to climb on to the roof and scream the code word at the top of his lungs.

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* MundaneSolution: In one story, Mickey and Goofy are helping the police with a sting operation to catch a gang of criminals. They wind up trapped inside the house by the crooks who have destroyed the pair's radio and [[CutPhoneLines cut the phone lines]] to prevent them sending the code word to police waiting outside, telling them swoop in. When Goofy runs upstairs, they think he has gone crazy as the ere there is nothing up there to help him, only for him to climb on to the roof and scream the code word at the top of his lungs.
31st Aug '17 11:21:10 PM foxley
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* MundaneSolution: In one story, Mickey and Goofy are helping the police with a sting operation to catch a gang of criminals. They wind up trapped inside the house the crooks who have destroyed the pair's radio and [[CutPhoneLines cut the phone lines]] to prevent them sending the code word to police waiting outside, telling them swoop in. When Goofy runs upstairs, they think he has gone crazy as the ere is nothing up there to help him, only for him to climb on to the roof and scream the code word at the top of his lungs.
9th Jul '17 12:08:46 PM Pfff133
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* AllJustADream: Combined with OrWasItADream, because of course with thousands of comics in existence this one shows up once in a while. ''"The Miracle Master"'', ''"The Pirate Ghostship"'', ''"The World of Tomorrow"'', ''"The Professor's Experiment"'', and ''"The Black Sorcerer"'' are early examples.

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* AllJustADream: Combined with OrWasItADream, because of course with thousands of comics in existence this one shows up once in a while. ''"The Miracle Master"'', ''"The Pirate Ghostship"'', ''"The World of Tomorrow"'', ''"The Professor's Experiment"'', and ''"The Black Sinister Sorcerer"'' are early examples.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aberzombies are type TechnicallyLivingZombie. Through chemical means, their will to think has been destoryed, turning them into faithful servants. They were introduced in ''"Mickey Mouse and the 'Lectro Box"'' and either are an invention of Doctor Grut or an older technique he adapted to his own uses because Phantasmo in ''"The Black Sorcerer"'' also seems to have an aberzombie servant.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Aberzombies are type TechnicallyLivingZombie. Through chemical means, their will to think has been destoryed, turning them into faithful servants. They were introduced in ''"Mickey Mouse and the 'Lectro Box"'' and either are an invention of Doctor Grut or an older technique he adapted to his own uses because Phantasmo in ''"The Black Sinister Sorcerer"'' also seems to have an aberzombie servant.



* UnexpectedInheritance: In ''"Death Valley"'', Minnie inherits a mine from her uncle Mortimer whose death she hears of concurrently with the news she's his heiress. It turns out he's still alive and the inheritance was merely a test how safe she'd without his watchful eye so he can prepare for when he does actually die. Her status as a heiress is relevant again in ''"Mickey Mouse and the Gypsies"'', in which Minnie is abducted for a ransom aimed at Mortimer.

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* UnexpectedInheritance: In ''"Death Valley"'', Minnie inherits a mine from her uncle Mortimer whose death she hears of concurrently with the news she's his heiress. It turns out he's still alive and the inheritance was merely a test how safe she'd without his watchful eye so he can prepare for when he does actually die. Her status as a heiress is relevant again in ''"Mickey Mouse and the Gypsies"'', Ransom Plot"'', in which Minnie is abducted for a ransom aimed at Mortimer.



* VagueAge: Overlaps with ArtisticAge, types 3 and 4. Gottfredson hinted at an age below 20 for Mickey and Minnie, while Clarabelle (and by extension Horace and Goofy) was in the 35-40 area. In ''"The Black Crow Mystery"'', Mickey finds he's too young to join the armed forces. This means he's under 18 at that time. The Walsh era corroborates this indirectly. Drusilla is said to look like a 17-year old in ''"The House of Mystery"'' and Minnie views her as a romantic rival. In ''"The Midas Ring"'', the newspapers describe Mickey as a "boy financier". Meanwhile, the titular lectro box in ''"Mickey Mouse and the 'Lectro Box"'' makes Clarabelle appear as a young woman probably in the age range of Minnie, which Clarabelle defines as "looking twenty years younger". In ''"Mickey Mouse and the Gypsies"'', Clarabelle is asked if Minnie is her daughter. Somewhat unfortunately, Peg-leg Pete and Sylvester Shyster would have to be at least 30-40 if they were part of Captain Churchmouse's crew fifteen years prior according to ''"Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island"''. This makes their VillainousCrush on Minnie extra creepy. After the Gottfredson-Walsh era in the USA and nearly from the start in Europe, the (implied) ages have been muddled to meet a halfway point. Mickey and Minnie are depicted as older, while Clarabelle and the others appear to have been made a little younger.

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* VagueAge: Overlaps with ArtisticAge, types 3 and 4. Gottfredson hinted at an age below 20 for Mickey and Minnie, while Clarabelle (and by extension Horace and Goofy) was in the 35-40 area. In ''"The Black Crow Mystery"'', Mickey finds he's too young to join the armed forces. This means he's under 18 at that time. The Walsh era corroborates this indirectly. Drusilla is said to look like a 17-year old in ''"The House of Mystery"'' and Minnie views her as a romantic rival. In ''"The Midas Ring"'', the newspapers describe Mickey as a "boy financier". Meanwhile, the titular lectro box in ''"Mickey Mouse and the 'Lectro Box"'' makes Clarabelle appear as a young woman probably in the age range of Minnie, which Clarabelle defines as "looking twenty years younger". In ''"Mickey Mouse and the Gypsies"'', Ransom Plot"'', Clarabelle is asked if Minnie is her daughter. Somewhat unfortunately, Peg-leg Pete and Sylvester Shyster would have to be at least 30-40 if they were part of Captain Churchmouse's crew fifteen years prior according to ''"Mickey Mouse Sails for Treasure Island"''. This makes their VillainousCrush on Minnie extra creepy. After the Gottfredson-Walsh era in the USA and nearly from the start in Europe, the (implied) ages have been muddled to meet a halfway point. Mickey and Minnie are depicted as older, while Clarabelle and the others appear to have been made a little younger.
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