History Comicbook / TheBlackKnight

17th Jul '16 7:00:53 PM luiz4200
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* {{Hypocrite}}: In "The Black Knight [=GLORPS=] Again", Scrooge stops Lusene from destroying his money by threatening to use his influence to prevent the raid from ever being published and Lusene, whose plan consisted on destroying that money to trick people into thinking he stole it, expresses anger at Scrooge's "dishonor".


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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: After the first time the heroes stop Lusene by PullingTheRugOut, he adds a hook to the back of the armor and it prevents the rug trick from working a second time.
1st Jul '16 6:23:52 PM foxley
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* PullingTheRugOut: The Ducks lay out a red carpet in front of Scrooge's money vault to celebrate an occasion. This becomes a ChekhovsGun later on when the [[BlackKnight indestructible Black Knight]] Arpin Lusene breaks into Scrooge's money bin with the intent to dissolve his entire fortune. While looking down Scrooge gets the idea to pull the carpet out from under Lusene and send him falling straight the floor inside his dissolving suit, a pile of diamonds (the one mineral unaffected by it) breaking his fall.
24th Mar '16 5:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: In "The Black Knight Glorps Again!", Scrooge has pictures of himself from his Yukon days drawn by his "favorite artist". The pictures are none other than Creator/CarlBarks'.
** In some editions of the comic, the paintings are not Barks illustrations, but money-themed Creator/SalvadorDali-style paintings.

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* ShoutOut: In "The Black Knight Glorps Again!", Scrooge has pictures of himself from his Yukon days drawn by his "favorite artist". The pictures are none other than Creator/CarlBarks'.
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Creator/CarlBarks'. Though in some editions of the comic, the paintings are not Barks illustrations, but money-themed Creator/SalvadorDali-style paintings.
24th Mar '16 5:28:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* SequelHook: At the end of ''The Black Knight'', the nephews find Lusène's calling card in Scrooge's trophy room promising his return. At the end of ''The Black Knight Glorps Again!'', Lusène is last seen observing his suit of armor traveling in orbit around the Earth through a telescope.

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At the end of ''The Black Knight'', the nephews find Lusène's calling card in Scrooge's trophy room promising his return. return.
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At the end of ''The Black Knight Glorps Again!'', Lusène is last seen observing his suit of armor traveling in orbit around the Earth through a telescope.
24th Mar '16 5:22:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight Glorps Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.

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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight Glorps GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.equipment.
* ChekhovsGun: In "The Black Knight Glorps Again", early on in the story Gyro Gearloose carefully makes a small opening in the block of concrete that the dissolving black knight armor was kept in because it continued to destroy the air molecules around it, creating a near vacuum that they would otherwise have been sucked inside of. Later on Donald and Lusene (who's wearing the armor again) are both locked inside a containment room with Lusene threatening to dissolve Donald unless Scrooge lets him out. Donald remembers what Gyro had told him earlier and keeps the black knight distracted long enough for the oxygen in the room to run out and knock them both unconscious so Scrooge and his nephews can safely remove Lusene's armor.
10th Mar '16 12:34:28 AM Viira
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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Donald tries to stop the Black Knight by loading the largest diamond in the world into a canon. It does stop him momentarily as he assumed that he could just simply walk through the canon in his dissolving armor, but he sabotages Donald's attempt by swinging his sword to stop the ignition. Donald thinks he actually missed the fuse, but he was really aiming for the back of the canon to redirect the blast.

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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: Donald tries to stop the Black Knight by loading the largest diamond in the world into a canon. cannon. It does stop him momentarily as he assumed that he could just simply walk through the canon cannon in his dissolving armor, but he sabotages Donald's attempt by swinging his sword to stop the ignition. Donald thinks he actually missed the fuse, but he was really aiming for the back of the canon cannon to redirect the blast.



* ImpactSilhouette: Done a number of times in "The Black Knight" and "The Black Knight Glorps Again", thanks to Arpin Lusene's suit of universal-solvent-coated armor. At one point Donald is blasted through a wall in a similar way by a sabotaged canon, and Lusène notes that this trick is much easier with his suit.

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* ImpactSilhouette: Done a number of times in "The Black Knight" and "The Black Knight Glorps Again", thanks to Arpin Lusene's suit of universal-solvent-coated armor. At one point Donald is blasted through a wall in a similar way by a sabotaged canon, cannon, and Lusène notes that this trick is much easier with his suit.
15th Feb '16 3:38:20 AM najhoant
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** In some editions of the comic, the paintings are not Barks illustrations, but money-themed Creator/SalvadorDali-style paintings.
22nd Sep '15 4:29:56 PM Morgenthaler
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Duckburg is visited by Arpin Lusène, a distinguished French gentleman who is unofficially known to be ''Le Chevalier Noir'', a notorious master thief. As his final theft before retirement, he vows to steal Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s fortune as the crowning achievement of his career. After a successful heist that apparently yields little, Lusène accidentally comes in the possession of the dangerous Universal Solvent, a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose capable of destroying anything it touches except diamond. Together with a stolen suit of armor and a bag of diamond dust, Lusène uses the Solvent to become an unstoppable BlackKnight.

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Duckburg is visited by Arpin Lusène, a distinguished French gentleman who is unofficially known to be ''Le Chevalier Noir'', a notorious master thief. As his final theft before retirement, he vows to steal Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s fortune as the crowning achievement of his career. After a successful heist in the Money Bin that apparently yields little, little of value, Lusène accidentally comes in the possession of the dangerous Universal Solvent, a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose capable of destroying anything it touches except diamond. Together with a stolen suit of armor and a bag of diamond dust, Lusène uses the Solvent to become an unstoppable BlackKnight.
22nd Sep '15 1:28:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight Glorps Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.


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* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: Done by the title GentlemanThief in ''The Black Knight Glorps Again'', not out of stupidity, but sheer ballsiness. In his civilian persona of [[GentlemanSnarker playboy millionaire]] [[{{Expy}} Arpin Lusene]] he gives the following statement to the press:
-->'''Lusene:''' Zat would be ze greatest crime in histoire, non? But... Ah 'ave no idea what ze Black Knight plans to do... tomorrow morning at 10AM! Here! Pass zese out!\\
(''passes a written program of the caper's details'')


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* TheJuggernaut: he GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, also known as the "Black Knight", acquires a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose called Omnisolve that instantly annihilates anything it comes in contact with other than diamonds. (In the story where it originally appeared, it was poured on the ground and ate a shaft down to the centre of the Earth.) Wanting to end his career with the ultimate [[ImpossibleThief impossible theft]], stealing all of Scrooge's money -- or at least making it disappear so people will think he did -- he coats a knight's armour and sword with diamond dust and then Omnisolve. With these, he's almost completely unstoppable, able to walk through any obstacle and absorb any attack, from cannonballs to gasses.
22nd Sep '15 1:23:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ImpactSilhouette: Done a number of times in "The Black Knight" and "The Black Knight Glorps Again", thanks to Arpin Lusene's suit of universal-solvent-coated armor. At one point Donald is blasted through a wall in a similar way by a sabotaged canon, and Lusène notes that this trick is much easier with his suit.
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