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24th Dec '17 10:09:36 PM HeroGal2347
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[[WMG: Scrooge's excellent physical condition comes from his similarities to El Capitan.]]
* In the pilot, villain El Capitan is revealed [[Really700YearsOld to be hundreds of years old]] thanks to his greed for gold and sheer determination somehow keeping him alive. Now, who else do we know who loves money above almost everything, is a total determinator and is ridiculously spry and able bodied for their age...? Seriously, just watch ''The Masked Mallard'' again, Scrooge could almost give Spidey a run for his money and yet he's over a hundred years old! Supported by the fact Glomgold, the world's second richest duck, is the same. Maybe in this world, if someone loves money and thirsts for it that much, it slows down their aging to an incredible degree somehow.



[[WMG: Scrooge cause a time paradox in [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales "Duck to the Future"]]; there are TWO Magica de Spell and TWO lucky dimes now]]

Because remember. Magic steals his lucky dime; he goes in the future, there he finds a future version of Magica de Spell who still owns a future version of the lucky dime. Then he manages to go back to his time period, WITH THE FUTURE MAGICA AND THE FUTURE DIME. But he did not get back shortly before the beginning of the story namely before present-day Magica stole the dime, no ! He got back shortly AFTER with his future Magica and his future Dime. This means that the dime that he currently owns is the future version, and that there is somewhere another Magica owning the present-day Lucky Dime. Then what will happen ? The present-day Magica will have the power of Midas while the future Magica is still running after the future dime that is now owned by the present-day Scrooge ?
The easier way to solve the Time Paradox we see would be that the present-day Magica and the present-day Lucky Dime both vanished as soon as the future Magica and the future Dime arrived in the present day. But that is never showed, and it would be more interesting as a fanfic that the present-day Magica still owns the present-day Dime but is hiding somewhere while the Magica we see in recent story is the future Magica.

[[WMG: Scrooge is distantly related to WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (Drake Mallard).]]
According to Don Rosa's Duck Family Tree, Scrooge's paternal grandmother was named Molly Mallard (maiden name).

[[WMG: Drake Mallard (WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck) is Scrooge's illegitimate child]]
Fearing an scandal, he kept the child secret and provided him with a portion of his fortune as a form of Child Care and Compensation (this is how Drake can afford all of his crime-fighting stuff without any known job). Scrooge probably thinks of him as a disappointment and Drake prefers not to think about his biological father.
* Adding to a theory above, Drake is Dickie Duck's estranged father, who lost the guardianship to his wife (they divorced) and was barred from visiting her, driving him into depression to the point he even renounced to his civilian identity until he adopted Gosalyn. In the meantime Goldie found him (and was told where he'd found Dickie), and when she met Scrooge she told him about his son. Between the series and the 2010 comics, Scrooge cut the funds after he quit being a superhero, and restored them when he returned.
** Added to above: Launchpad never stopped working for Scrooge, and was originally sent there to snap him out of the depression and keep an eye on him.



[[WMG: [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales "Duck to the Future"]]]]
The whole "turn our earnings back over the bosses" thing on payday was a way of saying that taxes have been raised so high, such as "The Privilege of Working for Magica [=McDuck=] Enterprises Tax," that getting a paycheck is practically a moot point ("Who gets paid?") since just about all your money gets taken out.
* So the state too has become property of the ducks? Not that Magica was beneath something like that.
* Magica ''[=McDuck=]?!!'' Since when has Magica been a part of the family?
** Hey, that's what she called her company. ''Why'' is [[StalkerWithACrush open for interpretation]]...
** It's actually ''Magica-[=McDuck=],'' like Sears & Roebuck or Proctor & Gamble.
** Same implications.
** Shouldn't it be [=DeSpell=]-[=McDuck=]? Magica is her given name.
** Maybe she insisted on using her first name rather than surname for the merger, for name recognition or because, on some level, she liked seeing her name next to his.
*** It makes perfect sense [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation on some level]]: as I recall, the reason Magica wanted Scrooge's lucky dime in the first place was not because she believed that it was what had made Scrooge a success, but because she believed that Scrooge's own fortitude and other qualities that made him such a success had rubbed off on the dime. In short, she believes the dime would make a powerful magical talisman because of how much she admires Scrooge himself.

[[WMG: ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' is a highly inaccurate tv series that airs in the comic book Scrooge [=McDuck=] Universe, funded by Scrooge himself.]]
'''[[http://stp.ling.uu.se/~starback/dcml/creators/rosa-on-himself.html#los Don Rosa:]]''' "I'd love to do a story where WesternAnimation/DuckTales is an unauthorized TV series in Duckburg based on Scrooge's life, and Scrooge must sue the creators of the show for slander."

Here's how played out: At some point, he was approached by producers interested in making a series based on his adventures. Scrooge agreed to this after being encouraged that it would make him more marketable with a younger crowd. All the differences were due to ExecutiveMeddling, but Scrooge initially cooperated (although he vetoed many of their original ideas; for instance, they would have made one of the triplets into a girl to satisfy TheSmurfettePrinciple, but he refused to allow that, thus, Webby). It became popular for a time, bringing in money from TheMerch that Scrooge felt comfortable to let it run on its own; the less attention he paid to it, however, the more creative license was taken... until it was brought back to his attention just how OffTheRails the series had gone, at which point he pulled the plug.



[[WMG: Donald's neighbour Jones is the commander of his ship in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'']]
Well, they look alike, and that would explain their relation: before Donald joined the Navy he showed up Jones in a sea-related competion, then Jones used his rank to get back at him; after they both left the Navy (Donald because he was fed up, Jones because Scrooge noticed the abuse and pulled some string), they were both fed up with each other, and started their infamous battles.

[[WMG: Donald's captain in the Navy, Scrooge, Gladstone and Launchpad [=McQuack=] are responsible for [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik's]] birth, and Scrooge knows it. Launchpad then triggered his metamorphosis into hero]]
Tied to Paperinik's origins as a cynical avenger of himself. In the story he first became Paperinik, Donald was VERY bitter and acted in a very OOC manner, to the point of literally kicking a dog because his nephews wanted to keep him and stealing a whole manor from Gladstone (Gladstone won it at the lottery, but Donald got it because of a mail error and kept it), something very easy if he had just left the Navy where he was treated as an idiot, Scrooge tried to pressure him into giving the nephews back in his care (in that very story he offered Donald an underpaid job as a human mechanical fan and put Donald and his nephews against each other over that), saw the overtly lazy Gladstone staying rich in face of his hard work and Launchpad becoming a role model for his nephews in his place while he was away. So, when he got the items of a phantom thief by chance he saw the occasion to get back at them, starting with Scrooge and Gladstone. Scrooge understood what was going on, but did nothing for fear of his nephew going completely mad (and sometimes did things to be targeted by Paperinik and help Donald venting) and Gladstone needed to know his luck wouldn't always give him everything. Then Donald targeted Launchpad, but seeing him helping Darkwing Duck fighting crime provoked an HeelFaceTurn, and Paperinik the Devilish Avenger went from an avenger of himself to a Batmanesque superhero, with Scrooge secretly paying for his new weapons made by Gyro.



Donald returned to raise his nephews in 1946, after Della had remarried and they had hospitalized the new husband, and became their sole guardian when Della and her new husband ran away. He continued raising them until 1950, when he was recalled in service for UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and left them in Scrooge's care. And, as WesternAnimation/DuckTales shows, for some reason Donald was assigned to a carrier in service in the Atlantic instead than to a ship on the war theatre...

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Donald returned to raise his nephews in 1946, after Della had remarried and they had hospitalized the new husband, and became their sole guardian when Della and her new husband ran away. He continued raising them until 1950, when he was recalled in service for UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and left them in Scrooge's care. And, as WesternAnimation/DuckTales ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' shows, for some reason Donald was assigned to a carrier in service in the Atlantic instead than to a ship on the war theatre...



[[WMG: The remake of the first game will have an emotional cutscene at the start of a certain level.]]
Scrooge [=McDuck=] ventures to what Huey, Dewey and Louie think is just another place for adventure. He looks homeward, and tells them that they are somewhere where people are literally never supposed to go. Coming here was meant to be impossible, and yet he and few others went and did it anyway. The gateway to infinite frontiers. And as he finishes his speech, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the greatest songs in video game history begins.]] And why shouldn't it be? They're on the ''moon.''
* And the moment later gets subverted when multiple characters are onscreen at once and Scrooge grouses about how the place used to be a little more exclusive.
** {{Jossed}}: The above doesn't happen at all, plus Huey, Dewey, and Louie don't come with him to the Moon, [[spoiler:Gyro and Fenton come instead]].

[[WMG: In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E19DuckToTheFuture Duck to the Future]]", Gyro develops (or will develop) Alzheimer's disease.]]
Someone in [=YouTube=] commented on this where Old!Gyro seems to be forgetful (hence him saying "Please to meet you. What can I do for you?" the second time). But he could be just senile.

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[[WMG: The remake of the first game will have an emotional cutscene at the start of a certain level.]]
Scrooge [=McDuck=] ventures to what Huey, Dewey and Louie think is just another place for adventure. He looks homeward, and tells them that they are somewhere where people are literally never supposed to go. Coming here was meant to be impossible, and yet he and few others went and did it anyway. The gateway to infinite frontiers. And as he finishes his speech, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic one of the greatest songs in video game history begins.]] And why shouldn't it be? They're on the ''moon.''
* And the moment later gets subverted when multiple characters are onscreen at once and Scrooge grouses about how the place used to be a little more exclusive.
** {{Jossed}}: The above doesn't happen at all, plus Huey, Dewey, and Louie don't come with him to the Moon, [[spoiler:Gyro and Fenton come instead]].

[[WMG: In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E19DuckToTheFuture Duck to the Future]]", Gyro develops (or will develop) Alzheimer's disease.]]
Someone in [=YouTube=] commented on this where Old!Gyro seems to be forgetful (hence him saying "Please to meet you. What can I do for you?" the second time). But he could be just senile.



[[WMG: ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered'' will have an [[AndYourRewardIsClothes unlockable outfit]] for Scrooge...]]
...and it will be [[MythologyGag his grey-on-red outfit from the comics]][[note]]which would just be a PaletteSwap, since it's otherwise the exact same outfit as before.[[/note]].
* Jossed.



[[WMG: In the original NES Game, Dracula Duck's form was powered by the Dime itself instead of the treasures like in the Remake, and was only temporarily defeated until the dime was in "pure-hearted" hands]].
That's why you had to refight him if you don't get the Dime in time.
24th Dec '17 9:59:23 PM HeroGal2347
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Donald Duck tends to be TheLoad when helping his Uncle Scrooge to find and retrieve treasure. But he's actually trying to get his uncle killed with ObfuscatingStupidity so that, as his next of kin, Donald may inherit the fabulous McDuck wealth.

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Donald Duck tends to be TheLoad when helping his Uncle Scrooge to find and retrieve treasure. But he's actually trying to get his uncle killed with ObfuscatingStupidity so that, as his next of kin, Donald may inherit the fabulous McDuck wealth.[=McDuck=] wealth.
* Alternatively, and less insulting to Donald, he uses ObfuscatingStupidity and lack of competence to get on his irritating uncle's nerves.
13th Dec '17 2:56:30 PM ritzoreo
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Donald Duck tends to be TheLoad when helping his Uncle Scrooge to find and retrieve treasure. But he's actually trying to get his uncle killed with ObfuscatingStupidity so that, as his next of kin, Donald may inherit his uncle's fabulous wealth.

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Donald Duck tends to be TheLoad when helping his Uncle Scrooge to find and retrieve treasure. But he's actually trying to get his uncle killed with ObfuscatingStupidity so that, as his next of kin, Donald may inherit his uncle's the fabulous McDuck wealth.
13th Dec '17 1:43:19 PM ritzoreo
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[[WMG:Ludwig von Drake is a former Nazi scientist]].

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[[WMG:Ludwig von Drake is a former Nazi scientist]].scientist]]


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[[WMG:Donald is incompetent to Scrooge on purpose]]
Donald Duck tends to be TheLoad when helping his Uncle Scrooge to find and retrieve treasure. But he's actually trying to get his uncle killed with ObfuscatingStupidity so that, as his next of kin, Donald may inherit his uncle's fabulous wealth.
11th Dec '17 8:45:04 PM ritzoreo
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11th Dec '17 8:41:57 PM ritzoreo
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[[WMG:Ludwig von Drake is a Nazi war fugitive]].
He helped build rockets for Hitler during the war. This is why he hosted shows about outer space in TheSixties, even though he's often portrayed as a psychiatrist. After the war he got some fake papers, went to America and passed himself for Donald's distant uncle, even if his relationship with the Duck family is unclear even for Donald and his relatives. He ''may'' be actually related through some German ancestor of Donald, but von Drake can't reveal exactly how without giving himself away.

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[[WMG:Ludwig von Drake is a former Nazi war fugitive]].
scientist]].
He helped build rockets for Hitler ThoseWackyNazis during the war. This is why he hosted shows about outer space in TheSixties, even though he's often portrayed as a psychiatrist. After the war he got some fake papers, picked up by Operation Paperclip to help build rockets against those DirtyCommunists, went to America and passed himself for Donald's reunited with his distant uncle, even if his relationship with the Duck family is unclear even for Donald and his relatives. He ''may'' be actually related through some German ancestor of Donald, but von Drake can't reveal exactly how without giving himself away.nephew Donald.
11th Dec '17 8:31:26 PM ritzoreo
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[[WMG:Ludwig von Drake is a Nazi war fugitive]].
He helped build rockets for Hitler during the war. This is why he hosted shows about outer space in TheSixties, even though he's often portrayed as a psychiatrist. After the war he got some fake papers, went to America and passed himself for Donald's distant uncle, even if his relationship with the Duck family is unclear even for Donald and his relatives. He ''may'' be actually related through some German ancestor of Donald, but von Drake can't reveal exactly how without giving himself away.
13th Aug '17 7:26:41 AM HumanTorch2
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* About a month or so before [[{{WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017}} the reboot]] premiered, Disney challenged a mathematician who happened to be a fan to calculate the worth of the Money Bin's contents. Even the most conservative estimate would be enough to crash the global economy, while the highest (and most likely) one was over 500 times as much money that actually exists in any form as of this writing.

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* About a month or so before [[{{WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017}} the reboot]] premiered, Disney challenged a mathematician who happened to be a fan to calculate the worth of the Money Bin's contents. [[note]]Just the Money Bin itself, not investments, real estate, or Scrooge's checking account[[/note]] Even the most conservative estimate would be enough to crash the global economy, while the highest (and most likely) one was over 500 times as much money that actually exists in any form as of this writing.
13th Aug '17 7:21:10 AM HumanTorch2
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* About a month or so before [[{{WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017}} the reboot]] premiered, Disney challenged a mathematician who happened to be a fan to calculate the worth of the Money Bin's contents. Even the most conservative estimate would be enough to crash the global economy, while the highest (and most likely) one was over 500 times as much money that actually exists in any form as of this writing.
5th Aug '17 1:53:27 PM GovernorExplosion
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[[WMG: Predictions for the 2017 ''Ducktales'' reboot]]
* '''Quentin Crackshell-Cabrera is mixed race.''' Crackshell comes from his "white" American mother, while Cabrera comes from his (presumably Mexican Latino) father. Due to convenient coincidences, Quentin's father was friends with Panchito, allowing him to appear on the reboot, while José Carioca is just...there because Panchito is.
* '''There will be a musical episode.''' C'mon, you don't get Kate Micucci and Lin-Manuel Miranda for the same show and ''not'' expect a musical episode! The trend is pretty en vogue as of the last few years, as shows like ''{{WesternAnimation/Batman The Brave and The Bold}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic}}'' and ''{{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}}'' have shown. The cast reveal trailer showed that the entire cast has a decent set of pipes, actually.
* '''The [[{{Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe}} McElroy Brothers]] will guest-star on an episode.''' Lin-Manuel is a BigNameFan of the Brothers, they've shown an interest in voice acting (with Griffin even appearing in an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Clarence}}''), and ''Gravity Falls'' showed they're not against casting podcast stars in Disney shows, with Cecil Baldwin of ''{{Podcast/Welcome To Night Vale}}'' fame playing a bit role in one episode.
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