History ComicBook / TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck

22nd May '17 1:35:45 AM Lancelot07
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* RuleOfCool: When you get down to it, what does it matter what age Scrooge is at for him to beat up the Beagle Boy when they're in a ''dream'' - physical rules shouldn't apply. But of course seeing him beat up the Beagle Boy while he was at his toughest in real life is what makes the moment so epic.

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* RuleOfCool: When you get down to it, what does it matter what age Scrooge is at for him to beat up the Beagle Boy when they're in a ''dream'' - physical rules shouldn't apply. But of course seeing him beat up the Beagle Boy while he was at his toughest in real life reality is what makes the moment so epic.awesome.
20th May '17 5:41:22 PM Dehumanizer
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* SceneryPorn: White Agony Alley is a piece of gorgeous untampered nature, with surrounding mountains, rivers and creeks that are equally breathtaking.

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* SceneryPorn: White Agony Alley Valley is a piece of gorgeous untampered nature, with surrounding mountains, rivers and creeks that are equally breathtaking.
16th May '17 11:51:11 PM BatmanKalEl
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* UnscrupulousHero: Scrooge has developed into one -and even a borderline VillainProtagonist- by this story. His life experiences have hardened him to the point that he's become a corrupt robber baron, he mistreats his family, and only derives joy from getting even richer. He remains a good guy only because of his brief but ignored epiphany moments.

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* UnscrupulousHero: Scrooge has developed into one -and one --and even a borderline VillainProtagonist- VillainProtagonist-- by this story. His life experiences have hardened him to the point that he's become a corrupt robber baron, he mistreats his family, and only derives joy from getting even richer. He remains a good guy only because of his brief but ignored epiphany moments.
15th May '17 1:40:05 PM Lancelot07
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* RuleOfCool: When you get down to it, what does it matter what age Scrooge is at for him to beat up the Beagle Boy when they're in a ''dream'' - physical rules shouldn't apply. But of course seeing him beat up the Beagle Boy while he was at his toughest in real life is what makes the moment so epic.
15th May '17 1:13:23 PM Lancelot07
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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Scrooge lost his dogsled while leaving White Agony creek, which soon became frozen in the ice. However, he marked the spot so he could go back and retrieve it someday. Soapy spent the last 40 years waiting for the chance to steal it, assuming that the dogsled had something valuable on it. At the end, we learn that it was just a change of clothes, some prospecting gear, and a box of chocolates.

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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Scrooge lost his dogsled while leaving White Agony creek, which soon became frozen in the ice. However, he marked the spot so he could go back and retrieve it someday. Soapy spent the last 40 years waiting for the chance to steal it, assuming that the dogsled had something valuable on it. At the end, we learn that it was just a change of clothes, some prospecting gear, and a box of chocolates.chocolates, though they're of great sentimental value to Scrooge.
15th May '17 12:42:02 PM Lancelot07
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* AdaptationExpansion: While the whole series is basically this for Carl Barks' invention and stories of Scrooge, Don Rosa in particular felt that, no matter how much he loved the story "Back to the Klondike" where Goldie and Scrooge's past relationship to her is introduced, it wasn't quite explained how they went from fighting and mistreating each other to acting like they had been lovers when meeting again as old people. Don Rosa used that unanswered question as inspiration for this story.

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* AdaptationExpansion: While the whole series is basically this for Carl Barks' invention and stories of Scrooge, Don Rosa in particular felt that, how, no matter how much he loved the story "Back to the Klondike" where Goldie and Scrooge's past relationship to her is introduced, it wasn't quite explained how they went from fighting and mistreating each other to acting like they had been lovers when meeting again as old people. Don Rosa used that unanswered question as inspiration for this story.



* DestructoNookie [[note]][[MemeticMutation You know, for kids!]][[/note]]



* SexyDiscretionShot: We don't get to see the famous DestructoNookie.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: We don't get to see If [[DidTheyOrDidntThey it really happened]] there's now way Don Rosa could have shown so in a Disney comic anyway, hence the famous DestructoNookie.cut to a lasting view of the cabin.


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* SlapSlapKiss: Scrooge and Goldie eventually let out all their pent-up anger at each other before the famous implication that they end up having sex. They even provide the trope image.
16th Apr '17 1:08:39 PM SorPepita
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* BlindWithoutEm: Downplayed, Scrooge now has to wear glasses to read, and predicts that his work will force him to wear them at all time.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Downplayed, Downplayed; Scrooge now has to wear glasses to read, and predicts that his work will force him to wear them at all time.



* ChekhovsGun: Averted, Scrooge mentions a cream cheese sandwich early in the story, but it doesn't serve anything. However Scrooge's number 1 dime does save him from drowning.

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* ChekhovsGun: Averted, Averted; Scrooge mentions a cream cheese sandwich early in the story, but it doesn't serve anything. However Scrooge's number 1 dime does save him from drowning.



* DuelToTheDeath: Argus Whiskerville challenges Scrooge to a duel because of the humiliation of having been frightened by afake ghost engineered by the latter. Thus both don armor and take up their swords and battle.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: The [=McDuck=] clan's dead ancestor seem to all reside in it. They also play golf in here.
* HarmlessElectrocution: Scrooge, in a moment of idiocy, points his sword upward in the middle of a storm, and get hit by lightning. He comes out rather unharmed.
* HauntedCastle

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* DuelToTheDeath: Argus Whiskerville challenges Scrooge to a duel because of the humiliation of having been frightened by afake a fake ghost engineered by the latter. Thus both don armor and take up their swords and battle.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: The [=McDuck=] clan's dead ancestor ancestors seem to all reside in it. They also play golf in here.
* HarmlessElectrocution: Scrooge, in a moment of idiocy, points his sword upward in the middle of a storm, and get gets hit by lightning. He comes out rather unharmed.
* HauntedCastleHauntedCastle: The [=McDuck=] castle.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Seeing a ghost whitened the Whiskerville's hair. Seeing the ghost of all the ancestors renders them bald.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Seeing a ghost whitened the Whiskerville's Whiskervilles' hair. Seeing the ghost of all the ancestors renders them bald.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The ancestor are very judgemental toaward Scrooge, mentioning his every failure, including future ones. Quackly however, retorts back with all the ancestor's own shortcomings

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: The ancestor ancestors are very judgemental toaward toward Scrooge, mentioning his every failure, including future ones. Quackly however, retorts back with all the ancestor's ancestors' own shortcomingsshortcomings.
14th Apr '17 12:09:46 PM SorPepita
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The beginning of Scrooge's glory days as a sourdough in the Klondike Gold Rush. "His exploits before this time were the dues he paid to make it this far," [[http://personal.sdf.bellsouth.net/d/a/danshane/scroopage/los292_1.htm as Don Rosa puts it]]. "His past adventures each taught him lessons about work and endurance (and people) and were all preparations for this moment, when he would finally get rich from nothing but his own hard work, perseverance and know-how." But before Scrooge strikes it rich with his unearthing of the Goose Egg Nugget (another monetary memento he'll never spend) on his claim at White Agony Creek, he faces a minor setback when he's kidnapped by Soapy Slick and a bunch of thugs who push him towards his scariest CrowningMomentOfAwesome faster than you can say "[[WhatAnIdiot What a bunch of idiots]]!" One destroyed river barge and one thrown grand piano later, Scrooge is a legend in the Yukon...

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The beginning of Scrooge's glory days as a sourdough in the Klondike Gold Rush. "His exploits before this time were the dues he paid to make it this far," [[http://personal.sdf.bellsouth.net/d/a/danshane/scroopage/los292_1.htm [[http://archive.is/WpMqe as Don Rosa puts it]]. "His past adventures each taught him lessons about work and endurance (and people) and were all preparations for this moment, when he would finally get rich from nothing but his own hard work, perseverance and know-how." But before Scrooge strikes it rich with his unearthing of the Goose Egg Nugget (another monetary memento he'll never spend) on his claim at White Agony Creek, he faces a minor setback when he's kidnapped by Soapy Slick and a bunch of thugs who push him towards his scariest CrowningMomentOfAwesome faster than you can say "[[WhatAnIdiot What a bunch of idiots]]!" One destroyed river barge and one thrown grand piano later, Scrooge is a legend in the Yukon...



Don Rosa was double burdened by having to cover the longest timespan of any chapter along with portraying his hero as an unscrupulous robber baron. You can read what the experience was like for him [[http://personal.sdf.bellsouth.net/d/a/danshane/scroopage/los295_1.htm here]].

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Don Rosa was double burdened by having to cover the longest timespan of any chapter along with portraying his hero as an unscrupulous robber baron. You can read what the experience was like for him [[http://personal.sdf.bellsouth.net/d/a/danshane/scroopage/los295_1.htm [[http://archive.is/VFypG here]].



* ImplacableMan: Bombie the Zombie is told to follow Scrooge forever until he is killed, not even having to cross entire oceans stops him.

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* ImplacableMan: Bombie the Zombie is told to follow Scrooge forever until he is killed, killed; not even having to cross entire oceans stops him.



* NoEndorHolocaust: The sinking of the RMS Titanic is presented mainly as the background to one of the zombie's chases after Scrooge, not looking like tragic disaster which killed 1503 people at all. Even the casual way Scrooge found himself a place in a lifeboat, even though he was neither a woman nor a child, makes the whole thing less tragic.

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* NoEndorHolocaust: The sinking of the RMS Titanic is presented mainly as the background to one of the zombie's chases after Scrooge, not looking like the tragic disaster which killed 1503 people at all. Even the casual way Scrooge found himself a place in a lifeboat, even though he was neither a woman nor a child, makes the whole thing less tragic.



* {{Retcon}}: The only major one in the series; in ''Voodoo Hoodoo'' Scrooge claimed he was in Africa in 1879 ("70 years ago") to make his second billion. Don Rosa just ignored the date.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney

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* {{Retcon}}: The only major one in the series; series: in ''Voodoo Hoodoo'' Scrooge claimed he was in Africa in 1879 ("70 years ago") to make his second billion. Don Rosa just ignored the date.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoneyScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: His newfound attitude.
13th Apr '17 1:13:36 PM SorPepita
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* ContinuityNod: Goldie mentions that she rebuilt the Black Jack ballroom into a tourist hotel with money she "came into a while back", a nod to Carl Bark's first ever story where she is introduced; "Back to the Klondike". In it, Scrooge eventually challenges Goldie to a digging contest to see who can find gold first, and (despite his claims) purposefully loses by leading Goldie to a spot he buried nuggets 50 years ago.

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* ContinuityNod: Goldie mentions that she rebuilt the Black Jack ballroom into a tourist hotel with money she "came into a while back", a nod to Carl Bark's Barks' first ever story where she is introduced; introduced: "Back to the Klondike". In it, Scrooge eventually challenges Goldie to a digging contest to see who can find gold first, and (despite his claims) purposefully loses by leading Goldie to a spot he buried nuggets 50 years ago.



13th Apr '17 1:11:11 PM SorPepita
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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Continued from Chapter 5, Scrooge's destiny of becoming the richest duck in the world is infirmed by an Aborigen legend

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Continued from Chapter 5, Scrooge's destiny of becoming the richest duck in the world is infirmed confirmed by an Aborigen legendlegend.



* ChekhovsLegend: The legend painted into the walls of the dream cave is actually a retelling of Scrooge's own misadventure. Moreover several other painting basically describe his future life as the richest duck in the world.

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* ChekhovsLegend: The legend painted into the walls of the dream cave is actually a retelling of Scrooge's own misadventure. Moreover several other painting paintings basically describe his future life as the richest duck in the world.



* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: A flash flood coming from the nearby mountains threaten to drown Scrooge, and the wave is not only several times higher than Scrooge, it is also remarkable in that it covers the whole desert.

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* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: A flash flood coming from the nearby mountains threaten threatens to drown Scrooge, and the wave is not only several times higher than Scrooge, it is also remarkable in that it covers the whole desert.



** HorseOfADifferentColor: That's beside him riding a camel and an emu at different points in the story
* LandDownUnder

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** HorseOfADifferentColor: That's beside him riding a camel and an emu at different points in the story
story.
* LandDownUnderLandDownUnder: Set in Australia.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules
* TimeAbyss: The dream cave's last visitor came 100 ago, respecting a rigorous cycle, and marks on the wall indicates that there were hundreds of visitors over time, making the cave paintings at least 20,000 years old. Even Scrooge is speechless at the ancienty of this tradition.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules
ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: [[spoiler:Scrooge returning the opal.]]
* TimeAbyss: The dream cave's last visitor came 100 ago, respecting a rigorous cycle, and marks on the wall indicates indicate that there were hundreds of visitors over time, making the cave paintings at least 20,000 years old. Even Scrooge is speechless at the ancienty of this tradition.
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