History Headscratchers / DuckTales

27th Nov '16 6:09:50 PM HeroGal2347
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* A RunningGag in the series is Launchpad's intelligence and piloting skills (or lack thereof). But the question, in universe, is why do the other characters purposefully keep Launchpad around if they genuinely think he's that hopeless? In "Treasure of the Golden Suns", Gyro seems to have built the Golden Condor with Launchpad in mind, despite saying he's stupid and a bad pilot. Furthermore, why does Scrooge keep hiring him back? With [=McDuck=] nearly suffering DeathByMaterialism a number of times during the series, it might be believable that he'd hire a pilot he thought was brainless and incompetent (but who would agree to work for an exceedingly low wage) to fly ''him'' around. However, hiring such a pilot to fly his ''cargo'' would seem to be an exceedingly bad business decision and out of character for a shrewd businessman like Scrooge, and letting him fly his ''kids'' around (as happens numerous times when the triplets come along on an adventure) blatantly contradicts the message given elsewhere in the series that Scrooge cares more about his nephews than even his money. Is there some way to reconcile this?
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11th Nov '16 7:06:13 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the end of the treasure hunt of the first episodes, the ancient city with enormous gold deposits is buried underground, so the heroes just leave. Uhm, why? The insane El Capitan attempting to dig out the gold with his bare hands was played for laughs, but he only got the tools wrong, not the idea. The modern world offers some much more efficient means to excavate things, and certainly Scroodge can afford them, especially with such a payoff in the prospect. The end of the episode showed he wasn't rid of his avarice, so...?

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* In the end of the treasure hunt of the first episodes, the ancient city with enormous gold deposits is buried underground, so the heroes just leave. Uhm, why? The insane El Capitan attempting to dig out the gold with his bare hands was played for laughs, but he only got the tools wrong, not the idea. The modern world offers some much more efficient means to excavate things, and certainly Scroodge Scrooge can afford them, especially with such a payoff in the prospect. The end of the episode showed he wasn't rid of his avarice, so...?


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*** What the person was intending is probably StopBeingStereotypical -- because stereotypically women have been portrayed as valuing family over professional success, some people might see it as offensive. Some people, on the other hand, would say that feminism is about giving women opportunity, not forcing them into professional success if they don't want it, and hence Webby's choice is valid.
7th Nov '16 1:43:05 PM SeriesOfNumbers
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* Why is it never portrayed as wrong for Scrooge to do business with a military dictator in [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]]? The show does call him out for nearly costing a bunch of workers their jobs in [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge]], so why not call him out in "Allowance Day" as well?

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* Why is it never portrayed as wrong for Scrooge to do business with a military dictator in [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]]? The show does call him out for nearly costing a bunch of workers their jobs in [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge]], [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge Blue Collar Scrooge]], so why not call him out in "Allowance Day" as well?
7th Nov '16 1:41:37 PM SeriesOfNumbers
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[[folder: Banana Republic from "Allowance Day"
* Why is it never portrayed as wrong for Scrooge to do business with a military dictator in [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]]? The show does call him out for nearly costing a bunch of workers their jobs in [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge]], so why not call him out in "Allowance Day" as well?

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* Why is it never portrayed as wrong for Scrooge to do business with a military dictator in [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]]? The show does call him out for nearly costing a bunch of workers their jobs in [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge]], so why not call him out in "Allowance Day" as well? well?
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7th Nov '16 1:40:58 PM SeriesOfNumbers
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[[folder: Banana Republic from "Allowance Day"
* Why is it never portrayed as wrong for Scrooge to do business with a military dictator in [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]]? The show does call him out for nearly costing a bunch of workers their jobs in [[Recap/DuckTalesBlueCollarScrooge]], so why not call him out in "Allowance Day" as well?
29th Aug '16 4:33:47 PM loracarol
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** Perhaps they think the costs of remastering a hundred episodes for widescreen is higher than the expected sales the DVDs would make? Maybe the reboot will be used as a way to gauge potential buyers, old and new? Either way, a lot of people would happily save up to buy the entire series on DVD so it's anybody's guess why it's taking so long when the movie's already been released as a DVD and the NES game's been remastered.

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** Perhaps they think the costs of remastering a hundred episodes for widescreen is higher than the expected sales the DVDs [=DVDs=] would make? Maybe the reboot will be used as a way to gauge potential buyers, old and new? Either way, a lot of people would happily save up to buy the entire series on DVD so it's anybody's guess why it's taking so long when the movie's already been released as a DVD and the NES game's been remastered.
17th Aug '16 2:42:14 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the end of the treausre hunt of the first episodes, the ancient city with enormous gold deposits is buried underground, so the heroes just leave. Uhm, why? The insane El Capitan attempting to dig out the gold with his bare hands was played for laughs, but he oly got the tools wrong, not the idea. The modern world offers some much more efficient means to excavate things, and certainly Scroodge can afford them, especially with such a payoff in the prospect. The end of the episode showed he wasn't rid of his avarice, so...?

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* In the end of the treausre treasure hunt of the first episodes, the ancient city with enormous gold deposits is buried underground, so the heroes just leave. Uhm, why? The insane El Capitan attempting to dig out the gold with his bare hands was played for laughs, but he oly only got the tools wrong, not the idea. The modern world offers some much more efficient means to excavate things, and certainly Scroodge can afford them, especially with such a payoff in the prospect. The end of the episode showed he wasn't rid of his avarice, so...?



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17th Aug '16 2:40:15 PM HeroGal2347
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[[folder: Goodbye, Donald Duck]]



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[[folder: Duck Tales and the Disney Ducks Comics Universe]]



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[[folder: Why Duckburg?]]



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[[folder: Home, Expensive Home]]



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[[folder: Duckworth]]



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[[folder: Future Webby Loves...]]



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[[folder: Ducks, Go to the Top of the Class (System)]]



*** Most ducks in the show are not rich or powerful. Some examples just from the central characters: Mrs. Beakley is "servant class", Donald and his nephews are middle class, and Fenton lives in a trailer with his mother. Glomgold is rich, but he also represents the criminal element - he's just been more successful at it than the Beagle Boys.

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*** Most ducks in the show are not rich or powerful. Some examples just from the central characters: Mrs. Beakley is "servant class", Donald and his nephews are middle class, Launchpad and his family are working class [=/=] middle class, and Fenton lives in a trailer with his mother. Glomgold is rich, but he also represents the criminal element - he's just been more successful at it than the Beagle Boys.


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9th Aug '16 3:27:18 PM loracarol
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* In the episode "Duck to the Future", Scrooge ends up getting sent 40 years into the future by Magica DeSpell. Magica has taken over his company and his No. 1 Dime. He manages to confront Magica and, in a sequence that would make any JerkAssGenie proud, ends up jumping through time with her until they return to the present. The FridgeLogic here, if he came back from the future with Magica and his dime, wouldn't that mean that there are now two No. 1 Dimes and two Magicas (albeit, one 40 years older than the other)?

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* In the episode "Duck to the Future", Scrooge ends up getting sent 40 years into the future by Magica DeSpell.[=DeSpell=]. Magica has taken over his company and his No. 1 Dime. He manages to confront Magica and, in a sequence that would make any JerkAssGenie proud, ends up jumping through time with her until they return to the present. The FridgeLogic here, if he came back from the future with Magica and his dime, wouldn't that mean that there are now two No. 1 Dimes and two Magicas (albeit, one 40 years older than the other)?



* Why is Donald the only duck to have a type of speech that makes him TheUnintelligible, yet Scrooge, The Nephews, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, Drake Mallard (despite being in the spin-off) Magica Despell, and Glomgold do not have this problem? What is up with that? Did something happen to Donald's vocal chords that make him sound like this and not like the other ducks?

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* Why is Donald the only duck to have a type of speech that makes him TheUnintelligible, yet Scrooge, The Nephews, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, Drake Mallard (despite being in the spin-off) Magica Despell, [=DeSpell=], and Glomgold do not have this problem? What is up with that? Did something happen to Donald's vocal chords that make him sound like this and not like the other ducks?
10th Jun '16 7:55:49 PM nombretomado
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** If you know your TimeTravel (Film/BackToTheFuture, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', {{Sliders}} (though that's sideways in time, not forward and backward)), you'd know that that was only one of an infinite number of possible futures. In THAT future, events conspired in such a way that Webby ended up marrying Doofus. Keep in mind that individuals change, sometimes drastically, with age. Possibly, at some point, Doofus changed in a way that Webby became attracted to him. Another point, Webby is a female character and [[SarcasmMode since the number one desire and destiny of all women both real and fictional is to marry someone and start a family]], she got paired up with the only prominent male age-appropriate character that existed at the time who was both easily and quickly recognizable to the audience and not Huey, Dewey and/or Louie.

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** If you know your TimeTravel (Film/BackToTheFuture, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', {{Sliders}} ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' (though that's sideways in time, not forward and backward)), you'd know that that was only one of an infinite number of possible futures. In THAT future, events conspired in such a way that Webby ended up marrying Doofus. Keep in mind that individuals change, sometimes drastically, with age. Possibly, at some point, Doofus changed in a way that Webby became attracted to him. Another point, Webby is a female character and [[SarcasmMode since the number one desire and destiny of all women both real and fictional is to marry someone and start a family]], she got paired up with the only prominent male age-appropriate character that existed at the time who was both easily and quickly recognizable to the audience and not Huey, Dewey and/or Louie.
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