History ComicBook / TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck

18th May '16 6:06:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* ContinuityPorn: And not just Barks' continuity of Scrooge, either. Barks did his best to have the real people featured in his stories be in that location at that time at least somewhat plausibly.

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* ContinuityPorn: And not just Don Rosa attempts to explain every reference that Cark Barks had Scrooge make to his life before coming into contact with his nephews. The series therefore provides references and call backs to numerous stories written by Carl Barks. For example, the end of the first story, ''The Last of the Clan [=McDuck=]'', has Scrooge's father give him a watch and a set of golden teeth. The watch had shown up years previously in Carl Barks' continuity of Scrooge, either. Barks did his best ''Heirloom Watch''. That same story also references Barks' ''Whiskervilles'', ''The Horseradish Story'', and ''The Old Castle's Secret''. He even managed to have the real people featured in his take some stories be in into account that location at he did not personally enjoy too much, such as ''Voodoo Hoodoo'', in which Scrooge [=McDuck=], who is touted as having made his entire fortune square, fondly remembers the time he cheated an African tribe out of their land. Other stories are outright ignored, such as ''The Magic Hourglass'', which implied that time at least somewhat plausibly. the titular hourglass was responsible for Scrooge's wealth through luck.
18th May '16 6:01:19 AM Morgenthaler
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The saga begins when Scrooge is ten years old in 1877 and ends with meeting his nephew WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck at the time of his premiere story in Christmas 1947. In-between, the series tells the story of how a poor lad from Scotland traveled the globe building up a fortune and financial empire by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies to become the richest man in the world, having every possible adventure a {{Badass}} SelfMadeMan could find. The series gives us our best look at Scrooge's family -- his parents, uncles, and sisters -- and shows how he met enemies like Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys, friends like TheodoreRoosevelt, and {{Mentors}} like Howard Rockerduck that helped mold him into the AntiHero JerkWithAHeartOfGold we've known him as. The epic is packed with CharacterDevelopment, adventure, {{Continuity Nod}}s, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, a miraculous amount of violence and innuendo that got past the radar, and of course Don Rosa's trademark SceneryPorn and insane amount of historical, geographical, and cultural research.

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The saga begins when Scrooge is ten years old in 1877 and ends with meeting his nephew WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck at the time of his premiere story in Christmas 1947. In-between, the series tells the story of how a poor lad from Scotland traveled the globe building up a fortune and financial empire by being smarter than the smarties and tougher than the toughies to become the richest man in the world, having every possible adventure a {{Badass}} SelfMadeMan could find. The series gives us our best look at Scrooge's family -- his parents, uncles, and sisters -- and shows how he met enemies like Flintheart Glomgold and the Beagle Boys, friends like TheodoreRoosevelt, and {{Mentors}} like Howard Rockerduck that helped mold him into the AntiHero JerkWithAHeartOfGold we've known him as. The epic is packed with CharacterDevelopment, adventure, {{Continuity Nod}}s, LeaningOnTheFourthWall, a miraculous amount of violence and innuendo that got past the radar, and of course Don Rosa's trademark SceneryPorn and insane amount of historical, geographical, and cultural research.



* {{Badass}}: Scrooge.



* HorseOfADifferentColor: Scrooge [=McDuck=] has established his {{Badass}} credentials several times with these. When he was left for dead in the South African Savanna, he went berserk against all the animals trying to eat or kill him and cowed a ''lion'' into becoming his steed. In Australia, he encountered an Emu and used it instead, at least until it ran off from an approaching flood. In the Klondike, he has used moose for transport on more than one occasion. In ''Hearts of the Yukon'', we also briefly see a rider arrive into Dawson City on a bear--but even he's scared of [[TheAce Samuel Steele]].

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Scrooge [=McDuck=] has established his {{Badass}} badass credentials several times with these. When he was left for dead in the South African Savanna, he went berserk against all the animals trying to eat or kill him and cowed a ''lion'' into becoming his steed. In Australia, he encountered an Emu and used it instead, at least until it ran off from an approaching flood. In the Klondike, he has used moose for transport on more than one occasion. In ''Hearts of the Yukon'', we also briefly see a rider arrive into Dawson City on a bear--but even he's scared of [[TheAce Samuel Steele]].



Scrooge's first attempt at gold prospecting takes him to South Africa, where he meets a Boer also on his way to the Johannesburg goldfields who offers to be his guide. Scrooge awakens the next morning to find his new "friend" has vanished, stolen his supplies, and left him to perish out on the rand. Furious at being double-crossed, he makes his way to civilization in his typical {{Badass}} fashion, finds the scoundrel, vents his anger in a HumiliationConga, and throws him in jail. He doesn't strike it rich in the low-grade Transvaal soil and eventually packs up and leaves with the vow never to trust anybody again, thanks to a lesson from his least noble enemy yet, whatever-his-name-was [[note]]Flintheart Glomgold[[/note]].

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Scrooge's first attempt at gold prospecting takes him to South Africa, where he meets a Boer also on his way to the Johannesburg goldfields who offers to be his guide. Scrooge awakens the next morning to find his new "friend" has vanished, stolen his supplies, and left him to perish out on the rand. Furious at being double-crossed, he makes his way to civilization in his typical {{Badass}} badass fashion, finds the scoundrel, vents his anger in a HumiliationConga, and throws him in jail. He doesn't strike it rich in the low-grade Transvaal soil and eventually packs up and leaves with the vow never to trust anybody again, thanks to a lesson from his least noble enemy yet, whatever-his-name-was [[note]]Flintheart Glomgold[[/note]].



* LargeHam: Steele. Goes with the territory of being TheAce. As his introduction the comic shows someone arriving to town: [[TheBrute a Brute]] with the BeardOfBarbarism, {{BFG}}, and [[BearsAreBadNews a bear for the mount]]. Pretty {{Badass}}? Actually he's ''afraid of Steele'' and ''running away''. [[UpToEleven That's how epic Steele is]].

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* LargeHam: Steele. Goes with the territory of being TheAce. As his introduction the comic shows someone arriving to town: [[TheBrute a Brute]] with the BeardOfBarbarism, {{BFG}}, and [[BearsAreBadNews a bear for the mount]]. Pretty {{Badass}}? badass? Actually he's ''afraid of Steele'' and ''running away''. [[UpToEleven That's how epic Steele is]].
4th May '16 11:57:27 AM Lancelot07
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23rd Apr '16 6:41:34 PM Justadoo444
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Nobody would know for a hundred years if you returned the opal or stole it. [[spoiler: I would.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Nobody would know for a hundred years if you returned the opal or stole it. [[spoiler: I would.Scrooge returned it.]]
9th Apr '16 5:02:06 AM Lancelot07
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* ImportantHaircut: Goldie loses a lock of her hair when Scrooge saves her from a bear.

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* ImportantHaircut: Goldie loses a lock of her hair when Scrooge saves her from a bear. Scrooge secretly keeps the lock and [[MementoMacGuffin still has it 50 years later.]]
19th Mar '16 2:23:21 PM cybertoy0
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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.
17th Feb '16 12:35:27 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ForWantOfANail: Scrooge has the same dream many times, right as he's about to confront Goldie in a burning building only to be knocked out, thus never letting them get together. Each time, he does something different, trying to save her without getting knocked out, but it always ends the same way until Donald changes it, and Scrooge gets to talk to Goldie for the first time. After leaving that dream, Donald realizes the importance of the moment and convinces the nephews not to interrupt it by waking up the old man. As Donald, Gyro and the nephews leave the room, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments several tears roll down the smiling Scrooge's cheeks]].

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* ForWantOfANail: Scrooge has had the same dream many times, right as he's about to confront Goldie in a the burning building Dawson Saloon, only to be knocked out, thus never letting them get together. Each time, he does something different, trying to save her without getting knocked out, but together (which is what happened in real life); it always ends the same way way, realistically, until Donald accidentally changes it, and Scrooge gets to talk to Goldie for the first time. After leaving that dream, Donald realizes the importance of the moment and convinces the nephews not to interrupt it by waking up the old man. As Donald, Gyro and the nephews leave the room, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments several tears roll down the smiling Scrooge's cheeks]].
17th Feb '16 6:51:17 AM Julia1984
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* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: The Townspeople resent Scrooge for his newfound wealth (except Fergus who already resented him), and Scrooge in turn comes to despise them for their hostility.

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* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: The Townspeople resent Scrooge for his newfound wealth (except Fergus who already resented him), wealth, and Scrooge in turn comes to despise them for their hostility.
7th Feb '16 8:07:15 AM Freshmeat
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[[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa's]] MagnumOpus, ''The Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' was the ultimate ArcWelding project by the CarlBarks PromotedFanboy already famous for his ContinuityPorn. Defying ComicBookTime, Don Rosa's 12-part epic takes every (reasonably possible) NoodleIncident, adventure, and reference from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck's]] life in Barks' comics and organizes them into a coherent, plausible timeline.

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[[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa's]] MagnumOpus, ''The Life and Times of Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' was the ultimate ArcWelding project by the CarlBarks PromotedFanboy already famous for his ContinuityPorn. Defying ComicBookTime, Don Rosa's 12-part epic takes every (reasonably possible) NoodleIncident, adventure, and reference from [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck's]] life in Barks' comics and organizes them into a coherent, plausible timeline.
25th Jan '16 9:55:15 PM Ace1225
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** Both Sir Swamphole's entrance into the castle and Sir Quackly's treasure (Which is the one the other ancestors ask him about and why he didn't give it to Scrooge. They specifically say YOUR treasure, not the Templar treasure that the McDucks were guarding as revealed in the story you're referring to.) are a CallForward to ''The Old Castle's Secret'', in which both show up, not ''A Letter From Home''.
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