History Creator / CarlBarks

17th Sep '17 12:30:24 PM Byzantine
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* TangledFamilyTree: Barks worked out his own genealogy tree on how the major and minor characters of the Duck and McDuck families are related to each other, including several generations of ancestors. Technically he created most of the characters in it, but it was compiled for the masses to see by Rosa.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Barks worked out his own genealogy tree on how the major and minor characters of the Duck and McDuck [=McDuck=] families are related to each other, including several generations of ancestors. Technically he created most of the characters in it, but it was compiled for the masses to see by Rosa.
17th Sep '17 12:29:02 PM Byzantine
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* TangledFamilyTree: Barks technically created most of the characters in it, but it was compiled for the masses to see by Rosa.

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* TangledFamilyTree: Barks technically worked out his own genealogy tree on how the major and minor characters of the Duck and McDuck families are related to each other, including several generations of ancestors. Technically he created most of the characters in it, but it was compiled for the masses to see by Rosa.
17th Sep '17 12:24:16 PM Byzantine
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* ShownTheirWork: Barks was very well known for doing his homework on whatever subject his stories involved.

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* ShownTheirWork: Barks was very well known for doing his homework on whatever subject his stories involved. Several of the landmarks and foreign locations in his stories are based on the photographs in his favorite reference source: "National Geographic".
17th Sep '17 12:15:38 PM Byzantine
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* OurFounder: Cornelius Coot.

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* OurFounder: Cornelius Coot. The founder of Duckburg. He is revered by people of the town, and his statue (or statues) are city landmarks. He is long dead but his face is everywhere.
17th Sep '17 11:59:18 AM Byzantine
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* FurryConfusion: Barks actually points it out in one panel.

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* FurryConfusion: Barks actually points it out in one panel. The anthropomorphic Duck protagonists briefly appear next to non-sentient realistic Ducks. The main characters are essentially human, while the others are animals.
17th Sep '17 11:54:11 AM Byzantine
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* BreakoutCharacter: Scrooge [=McDuck=].

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* BreakoutCharacter: Scrooge [=McDuck=]. Barks created him as a one-shot character for the story "Christmas on Bear Mountain" (1947) Then he decided to bring him back in the horror-themed story "The Old Castle's Secret" (1948), where Scrooge is effectively the co-protagonist and receives much of the spotlight. Barks then started using him as a permanent addition to Donald's supporting cast, and other Disney writers started following his example. By 1952, Scrooge was popular enough for the publisher Western Publishing to give him his own comic book series. Barks' stories "Only a Poor Old Man" (1952) and "Back to the Klondike" (1953) were new origin stories for Scrooge. Subsequent stories by both Barks and other writers introduced villains, rivals, romantic interests, and supporting characters for him. The Disney Ducks' stories more often revolve around him, rather than his hired assistants (sidekicks) Donald, Huey, Louie, and Dewey. He is by far one of the most popular Disney comics characters, and several writers and readers consider him the the real protagonist among the various members of the cast. Not bad for a character that was only supposed to appear once.
16th Sep '17 1:19:38 AM bt8257
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Uniquely for kids' comics at the time, there are very few people in Barks's comics that are unambiguously good or unambiguously bad. Most people are firmly in-between, and several of the conflicts don't have a clear good guy or a clear bad guy.

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* GrayAndGreyMorality: GreyAndGrayMorality: Uniquely for kids' comics at the time, there are very few people in Barks's comics that are unambiguously good or unambiguously bad. Most people are firmly in-between, and several of the conflicts don't have a clear good guy or a clear bad guy.



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* MrViceGuy: Scrooge used to be the TropeNamer.
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* MrViceGuy: Scrooge used to be the TropeNamer.
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4th Sep '17 7:45:01 PM hullflyer
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Uniquely for kids' comics at the time, there are very few people in Bartks's comics that are unambiguously good or unambiguously bad. Most people are firmly in-between, and several of the conflicts don't have a clear good guy or a clear bad guy.

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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Uniquely for kids' comics at the time, there are very few people in Bartks's Barks's comics that are unambiguously good or unambiguously bad. Most people are firmly in-between, and several of the conflicts don't have a clear good guy or a clear bad guy.
17th Aug '17 4:52:35 AM Roo
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* BittersweetEnding: While he did write a lot of stories with unambiguously happy endings, more often they would end on a bittersweet note or a downright DownerEnding, and even the happy endings would often have some kind of ironic twist to them.



* GrayAndGreyMorality: Uniquely for kids' comics at the time, there are very few people in Bartks's comics that are unambiguously good or unambiguously bad. Most people are firmly in-between, and several of the conflicts don't have a clear good guy or a clear bad guy.



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* ShinyNewAustralia: In "The Golden Helmet", the eponymous helmet was proof an ancient viking named Olaf the Blue was the true owner of North America, theorically allowing any (alleged) descendant of his to use it to take over the continente. When DonaldDuck got the helmet, an attorney offered to help Donald and wanted Canada as his legal fees.

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* ScoobyDooHoax: On occasion the heroes would come across as this, most notably in "The Hound of the Whiskervilles."
* ShinyNewAustralia: In "The Golden Helmet", the eponymous helmet was proof an ancient viking named Olaf the Blue was the true owner of North America, theorically allowing any (alleged) descendant of his to use it to take over the continente.continent. When DonaldDuck got the helmet, an attorney offered to help Donald and wanted Canada as his legal fees.
13th Aug '17 4:30:00 PM JulianLapostat
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Barks is renowned for creating characters such as Scrooge [=McDuck=], Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, the Beagle Boys, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, and many others, as well as setting in stone the base geography of the city of Duckburg. His stories brought in the treasure hunt plot to Duck comics and inspired a generation of people (such as Creator/GeorgeLucas, Creator/StevenSpielberg, Creator/OsamuTezuka, Creator/DonRosa and the writers of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'') to replicate the thrill of adventure. He's also responsible for expanding Donald Duck's personality beyond his usual one-note characterization in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts; reaching levels that were never rivaled in the animated appearances of the character.

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Barks is renowned for creating characters such as Scrooge [=McDuck=], Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose, the Beagle Boys, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, and many others, as well as setting in stone the base geography of the city of Duckburg. His stories brought in the treasure hunt plot to Duck comics and inspired a generation of people (such as Creator/GeorgeLucas, Creator/StevenSpielberg, Creator/OsamuTezuka, Creator/DonRosa Creator/DonRosa, Creator/RobertCrumb, Creator/ArtSpiegelman and the writers of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'') to replicate the thrill of adventure. He's also responsible for expanding Donald Duck's personality beyond his usual one-note characterization in the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts; reaching levels that were never rivaled in the animated appearances of the character.
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