History Creator / DonRosa

14th Apr '16 11:11:35 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The premise of Barks's "The Golden Helmet" (considered one of his best work) the MacGuffin has, due to [[FindersRulers an old law]], theoretically power over all of North America. It is arguably the BiggerBad of the entire story, as it is an ArtifactOfAttraction that turns everyone who carries it long enough into a greedy and power-hungry egomaniac. It even corrupts Donald and (very briefly) Huey. It's even scarier than [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the One Ring]], as there is nothing supernatural in it - its creator had no idea how dangerous it could be, and basically the idea that one who wears it rules America [[HumansAreBastards is enough to drive anyone into a]] FaceHeelTurn. The story doesn't end until it's tossed into the ocean. In Rosa's "The Lost Charts Of Columbus", the Helmet is rediscovered, and this time Donald fails to get rid of it before the media gets to see it. Yet in that story, it's turned from the Ring [[UnbuiltTrope before the Ring]] into just another artifact museums are full of. Basically, the plot boils down to the Ducks deconstructing the law itself, arguing that it is the most insane example of Western imperialism in history. Eventually, older and older artifacts are found, until UN eventually declares all the artifacts worthless in determining who rules America, and United States, Canada and Mexico keep their independence. The Duckburg Museum eventually manages to buy all the artifacts and their associated stuff. Basically, the sequel made the characters' actions original story out be [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot completely pointless]].

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** The premise of Barks's "The Golden Helmet" (considered one of his best work) the MacGuffin has, due to [[FindersRulers an old law]], theoretically power over all of North America. It is arguably the BiggerBad of the entire story, as it is an ArtifactOfAttraction that turns everyone who carries it long enough into a greedy and power-hungry egomaniac. It even corrupts Donald and (very briefly) Huey. It's even scarier than [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the One Ring]], as there is nothing supernatural in it - its creator had no idea how dangerous it could be, and basically the idea that one who wears it rules America [[HumansAreBastards is enough to drive anyone into a]] FaceHeelTurn. The story doesn't end until it's tossed into the ocean. In Rosa's "The Lost Charts Of Columbus", the Helmet is rediscovered, and this time Donald fails to get rid of it before the media gets to see it. Yet in that story, it's turned from the Ring [[UnbuiltTrope before the Ring]] into just another artifact museums are full of. Basically, the plot boils down to the Ducks deconstructing the law itself, arguing that it is the most insane example of Western imperialism in history. Eventually, older and older artifacts are found, until UN eventually declares all the artifacts worthless in determining who rules America, and United States, Canada and Mexico keep their independence. The Duckburg Museum eventually manages to buy all the artifacts and their associated stuff. Basically, the sequel made the characters' actions original story out be [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot completely pointless]].pointless.
16th Mar '16 4:08:22 AM morenohijazo
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* FunetikAksent: Scrooge's family in ''Life and Times'' as well as Arpin Lusene.


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* ForeignerForADay: In one of the stories, "His Majesty, Mcduck", [=Scrooge McDuck=] finds an old copper plaque that makes the Money Bin hill its own kingdom. He declares independence to evade taxes, but it backfires when the scheming Akers Maccovet teams up with the Beagle Boys to invade and conquer "[=McDuckland=]".
* FunetikAksent: Scrooge's family in ''Life and Times'' as well as Arpin Lusene.
28th Feb '16 7:52:48 PM Justadoo444
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The YMMV page for his works is [[YMMV/DonRosa here]].
3rd Feb '16 3:31:57 PM HighCrate
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Rosa is known for his quirky drawing style and epic storylines, best exemplified by ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', his personal MagnumOpus. Since Uncle Scrooge is his favorite character, Rosa's longest and best stories deal with the [[AntiHero complex]] and BadAss elder duck. His drawing style stems from his education in architecture and technical drawing, with no formal education in art.

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Rosa is known for his quirky drawing style and epic storylines, best exemplified by ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', his personal MagnumOpus.''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''. Since Uncle Scrooge is his favorite character, Rosa's longest and best stories deal with the [[AntiHero complex]] and BadAss elder duck. His drawing style stems from his education in architecture and technical drawing, with no formal education in art.
16th Oct '15 12:08:56 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* OrWasItADream: In "The Duck Who Never Was", Donald has such bad luck on his birthday that he [[ItsAWonderfulPlot wishes he were never born]] after running into a GenieInABottle. After seeing that virtually everyone is worse off without him and that Duckburg has become a hellhole, he corrects his mistake by wishing everything back. He wakes up and assumes it was all a dream, but after he leaves the museum the genie shows up one last time.

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* OrWasItADream: In "The Duck Who Never Was", Donald has such bad luck on his birthday that he [[ItsAWonderfulPlot wishes he were never born]] after running into a GenieInABottle. After seeing that virtually everyone is worse off without him and that Duckburg has become a hellhole, he corrects his mistake by wishing everything back. He wakes up in the normal world and assumes it was all a dream, but after he leaves the museum the genie shows up one last time.mumbles from inside its bottle that Donald seems like quite the nutcase.
23rd Sep '15 7:00:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* A Little Something Special (Don Rosa's personal favorite)

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* A Little Something Special ComicBook/ALittleSomethingSpecial (Don Rosa's personal favorite)
22nd Sep '15 7:15:44 AM Morgenthaler
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The YMMV page for his works is [[YMMV/DonRosa here]].



* The Black Knight

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* The Black KnightComicBook/TheBlackKnight



* The Black Knight Glorps Again!

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* [[ComicBook/TheBlackKnight The Black Knight Glorps Again!Again!]]



* FunnyForeigner: Arpin Lusene, together with FunetikAksent.
-->'''Arpin Lusene''': Ah am truly ze master thif!
-->'''Donald''': "Thif"?
-->'''Arpin Lusene''': Not "thif", you iddy-ott! '''Thif!'''



* GentlemanThief: Arpin Lusene



* ImpossibleThief: Arpin Lusene.



* MonumentalTheft: Arpin Lusene steals a whole viking ship while nude.



* NighInvulnerability: Arpin Lusène, aka ''[[BlackKnight Le Chevalier Noir]]'', was the most dangerous foe Scrooge ever faced. Already a master thief, he inadvertently stole Gyro Gearloose's Universal Solvent before using it to cover a black suit of armor coated in diamond paint (the one material impervious to the solvent), making him invulnerable. He could walk through walls, shrug of having buildings thrown on top of him, and even take a bath in an acid pool by soaking it up like a sponge.



** In his two stories, people not understanding everything FrenchJerk Arpin Lusene says, particularly "mooney bean" (money bin).



** 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'.



* WorthyOpponent: Scrooge and Arpin Lusene.
22nd Sep '15 6:28:34 AM Morgenthaler
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The YMMV page for his works is [[YMMV/DonRosa here]].
2nd Sep '15 1:54:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Deconstructed in "Super Snooper Strikes Again!". Donald briefly becomes a FlyingBrick after chugging down some AppliedPhlebotinum, and makes several attempts to impress his nephews with his new powers. He tries to travel around the world in an instant, but realizes that he still perceives the passage of time normally despite everyone else effectively being frozen in time while he's moving around at superspeed, so the task could take him several months or even ''years'' to complete, and nobody would notice anyway. He also tries to use his superstrength to lift both a mountain and a sunken cruise ship, but the mountain starts falling apart at the base and the ship breaks in two due to years of rust decay to the hull.
* RunningGag: In ''The Sign of the Triple Distelfink'', something implausibly unlucky for Gladstone happens, prompting a character to say "What are the odds of that?", to which Gladstone becomes increasingly more annoyed.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Deconstructed in "Super Snooper Strikes Again!". Donald briefly becomes a FlyingBrick after chugging down some AppliedPhlebotinum, and makes several attempts to impress his nephews with his new powers. He tries to travel around the world in an instant, but realizes that he still perceives the passage of time normally despite everyone else effectively being frozen in time while he's moving around at superspeed, SuperSpeed, so the task could take him several months or even ''years'' to complete, and nobody would notice anyway. He also tries to use his superstrength SuperStrength to lift both a mountain and a sunken cruise ship, but the mountain starts falling apart at the base and the ship breaks in two due to years of rust decay to the hull.
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In ''The Sign of the Triple Distelfink'', something implausibly unlucky for Gladstone happens, prompting a character to say "What are the odds of that?", to which Gladstone becomes increasingly more annoyed.
2nd Sep '15 1:44:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* NighInvulnerability: Arpin Lusène, aka ''[[BlackKnight Le Chevalier Noir]]'', was the most dangerous foe Scrooge ever faced. Already a master thief, he inadvertently stole Gyro Gearloose's Universal Solvent before using it to cover a black suit of armor coated in diamond paint (the one material impervious to the solvent), making him invulnerable. He could walk through walls, shrug of having buildings thrown on top of him, and even take a bath in an acid pool by soaking it up like a sponge.
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