History Headscratchers / DisneyDucksComicUniverse

13th May '16 2:43:35 PM sebek
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* In ''Cash Flow'' Donald helps Scrooge repel the Beagle Boys with the promise that he'll be paid in as many $1,000 bills as he can carry. At the end, Scrooge then allows him to carry said bills, but they slip out of Donald's arms and back into his money bin (like water) due to the fact that SCrooge had earlier zapped his money with a ray beamn that removed the friction from it. He then claims that he kept his promise to Donald, specifically stating that he'd paid Donald in full. But how though? Yes he let Donald hold an armful of $1,000 bills, but that wasn't the agreement. The agreement was that Donald would be allowed to have those $1,000 bills, meaning they would be his no matter what. What happened to Donald was basically akin to Donald dropping 30 cents that Scrooge paid him to do a job. The fact that he dropped it, no matter where it lands, doesn't then make it Scrooge's money again. So by all accounts, Scrooge still owes Donald at the end of the story and hasn't gotten one over on him as he (and Huey, Dewey, and Louie by the expression on their faces) seems to think he has. If he straight up refuses to allow Donald to take the money then all he's really doing is breaking his word.

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* In ''Cash Flow'' Donald helps Scrooge repel the Beagle Boys with the promise that he'll be paid in as many $1,000 bills as he can carry. At the end, Scrooge then allows him to carry said bills, but they slip out of Donald's arms and back into his money bin (like water) due to the fact that SCrooge had earlier zapped his money with a ray beamn that removed the friction from it. He then claims that he kept his promise to Donald, specifically stating that he'd paid Donald in full. But how though? Yes he let Donald hold an armful of $1,000 bills, but that wasn't the agreement. The agreement was that Donald would be allowed to have those $1,000 bills, meaning they would be his no matter what. What happened to Donald was basically akin to Donald dropping 30 cents that Scrooge paid him to do a job. The fact that he dropped it, no matter where it lands, doesn't then make it Scrooge's money again. So by all accounts, Scrooge still owes Donald at the end of the story and hasn't gotten one over on him as he (and Huey, Dewey, and Louie by the expression on their faces) seems to think he has. If he straight up refuses to allow Donald to take the money then all he's really doing is breaking his word.word.
** The key word is [[ExactWords 'carry']]. Donald was able to carry zero of the banknotes, so that's how many he gets to keep.
24th Jan '16 9:17:19 PM Ace1225
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** He might also view the zoo as the "living creatures department" of his treasure collection. After all, a such extremely rare animals like the unicorn are ''highly valuable'', just like the Golden Fleece or the crown of Genghis Khan. (Although granted, the original Barks comic suggests that Scrooge follows a quite [[GottaCatchThemAll completist]] approach concerning his zoo, which means it contains not only rare, but also very common animals.)

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** He might also view the zoo as the "living creatures department" of his treasure collection. After all, a such extremely rare animals like the unicorn are ''highly valuable'', just like the Golden Fleece or the crown of Genghis Khan. (Although granted, the original Barks comic suggests that Scrooge follows a quite [[GottaCatchThemAll completist]] approach concerning his zoo, which means it contains not only rare, but also very common animals.))
* In ''Cash Flow'' Donald helps Scrooge repel the Beagle Boys with the promise that he'll be paid in as many $1,000 bills as he can carry. At the end, Scrooge then allows him to carry said bills, but they slip out of Donald's arms and back into his money bin (like water) due to the fact that SCrooge had earlier zapped his money with a ray beamn that removed the friction from it. He then claims that he kept his promise to Donald, specifically stating that he'd paid Donald in full. But how though? Yes he let Donald hold an armful of $1,000 bills, but that wasn't the agreement. The agreement was that Donald would be allowed to have those $1,000 bills, meaning they would be his no matter what. What happened to Donald was basically akin to Donald dropping 30 cents that Scrooge paid him to do a job. The fact that he dropped it, no matter where it lands, doesn't then make it Scrooge's money again. So by all accounts, Scrooge still owes Donald at the end of the story and hasn't gotten one over on him as he (and Huey, Dewey, and Louie by the expression on their faces) seems to think he has. If he straight up refuses to allow Donald to take the money then all he's really doing is breaking his word.
28th Dec '14 10:56:03 PM nombretomado
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**** Glomgold? Only in the WesternAnimation/DuckTales universe. in the comics universe, his nationality his less certain, though according to DonRosa, he's a boer. Rockerduck, by contrast, is very clearly an all-American businessman born into money.

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**** Glomgold? Only in the WesternAnimation/DuckTales universe. in the comics universe, his nationality his less certain, though according to DonRosa, Creator/DonRosa, he's a boer. Rockerduck, by contrast, is very clearly an all-American businessman born into money.
1st Dec '13 10:25:15 AM EDP
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*** One Italian story actually showed them cooperating to ruin Scrooge. After their apparent triumph, however, Rockerduck being a mostly decent person and Glomgold being a CorruptCorporateExecutive caused them to stop thrusting each other and expect to be backstabbed (and that's what allows Scrooge to trick them into selling him back his empire: they both tried to backstab the other first).
1st Dec '12 1:47:43 PM nombretomado
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**** Glomgold? Only in the DuckTales universe. in the comics universe, his nationality his less certain, though according to DonRosa, he's a boer. Rockerduck, by contrast, is very clearly an all-American businessman born into money.
**** The name "Glomgold" definitely suggests Dutch/Boer ancestry, as does the fact that he lives in South Africa. ''DuckTales'' changed this, either for simplicity's sake, or because it was a bit... problematic to incorporate an Afrikaner into a children's cartoon in the late 1980s without wading into the hot-button issue of apartheid.

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**** Glomgold? Only in the DuckTales WesternAnimation/DuckTales universe. in the comics universe, his nationality his less certain, though according to DonRosa, he's a boer. Rockerduck, by contrast, is very clearly an all-American businessman born into money.
**** The name "Glomgold" definitely suggests Dutch/Boer ancestry, as does the fact that he lives in South Africa. ''DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' changed this, either for simplicity's sake, or because it was a bit... problematic to incorporate an Afrikaner into a children's cartoon in the late 1980s without wading into the hot-button issue of apartheid.
30th Sep '12 5:27:45 AM Korodzik
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*** Both Glomgold and Rockerduck were created by CarlBarks, though Barks only used Rockerduck in one story (and in a fairly minor role, at that). For some reason, Italian comic artists took the character and made him a major player in their version of the DisneyDucksComicUniverse, more or less giving him the "second richest" role that Barks had given Glomgold. Which may be one reason why the two characters aren't used in the same stories: ''two'' "second richest ducks" might just be confusing, and the rivalry might not seem as intense and personal. That said, it ''would'' have been interesting to see how Glomgold and Rockerduck might relate to one another; I can't imagine they'd get along.

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*** Both Glomgold and Rockerduck were created by CarlBarks, though Barks only used Rockerduck in one story (and in a fairly minor role, at that). For some reason, Italian comic artists took the character and made him a major player in their version of the DisneyDucksComicUniverse, ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, more or less giving him the "second richest" role that Barks had given Glomgold. Which may be one reason why the two characters aren't used in the same stories: ''two'' "second richest ducks" might just be confusing, and the rivalry might not seem as intense and personal. That said, it ''would'' have been interesting to see how Glomgold and Rockerduck might relate to one another; I can't imagine they'd get along.
13th Oct '11 2:21:12 PM LouieW
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*** Both Glomgold and Rockerduck were created by CarlBarks, though Barks only used Rockerduck in one story (and in a fairly minor role, at that). For some reason, Italian comic artists took the character and made him a major player in their version of the ScroogeMcDuckUniverse, more or less giving him the "second richest" role that Barks had given Glomgold. Which may be one reason why the two characters aren't used in the same stories: ''two'' "second richest ducks" might just be confusing, and the rivalry might not seem as intense and personal. That said, it ''would'' have been interesting to see how Glomgold and Rockerduck might relate to one another; I can't imagine they'd get along.

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*** Both Glomgold and Rockerduck were created by CarlBarks, though Barks only used Rockerduck in one story (and in a fairly minor role, at that). For some reason, Italian comic artists took the character and made him a major player in their version of the ScroogeMcDuckUniverse, DisneyDucksComicUniverse, more or less giving him the "second richest" role that Barks had given Glomgold. Which may be one reason why the two characters aren't used in the same stories: ''two'' "second richest ducks" might just be confusing, and the rivalry might not seem as intense and personal. That said, it ''would'' have been interesting to see how Glomgold and Rockerduck might relate to one another; I can't imagine they'd get along.
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