History WesternAnimation / Ducktales

27th Nov '16 4:50:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: ''[=DuckTales=]'' adapted more than one of Creator/CarlBarks' stories about Scrooge's adventures, but thanks to its more family-oriented nature, some of the endings got changed.
** "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E14TheStatusSeekers The Status Seekers]]": In the comics story "The Status Seeker", Scrooge keeps the mask of Kuthlulu as the gains of another successful treasure-hunting expedition. The episode has Scrooge throw away the mask and his membership in the Association of Status Seekers to remain true to himself and his lower-class but loyal friends and family.
** "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E26TheGoldenFleecing The Golden Fleecing]]": For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, the ending is changed from Scrooge successfully taking the fleece to [[FriendOrIdolDecision giving it up to save Launchpad]] from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.
2nd Nov '16 12:35:16 PM johnsmithxxi
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*** Later, in the same episode, Scrooge wishes that the ''Series/LoveBoat'' had gotten stuck in the floating seaweed island instead of his freighters!


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* ThatCloudLooksLike: Played by Burger and Bouncer Beagle in "Working for Scales."
2nd Nov '16 12:29:16 PM johnsmithxxi
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Many, many times.
** In "Three Ducks of the Condor", "Marching Slowly" tries to kill Scrooge, Launchpad and Donald for merely visiting his mountain fortress.
** In ''Sphinx for the Memories", the Garbled One sentences Scrooge and the nephews to be "tied down in the desert sun and let the vultures pick their bones'' for merely intruding on the lost city of Garbabble. Scrooge talks him into lessening the sentence into ''merely'' having him and the nephews enslaved for life building a pyramid.
*** It's noteworthy that the Garbled one eschews the traditional punishment, being thrown alive in the jackal pit! Moreover, their Garbabble desert guide had tried to get them crushed to death in a death trap en route!
* In "Luck O' The Ducks", trespassing in the Leprechaun kings' castle merits being thrown into the snake pit for a hundred years.
* In "Scroogerello", Scrooge's dream had Flintheart Glomgold:
*** imprison his childhood servant for life when said servant gave Flintheart Cod Liver Oil for a cold.
*** imprison Huey, Dewey and Louie for life after their Junior Woodchuck Cookies gave Burger Beagle heartburn.
** "Jungle Duck" sees Scrooge and party almost thrown into a pit of boiling oil by hostile natives. Just for showing up in the native's territory.
** "The Duck In The Iron Mask"
*** The Count of Monte Dumas' evil twin brother locks him in an iron mask, because said evil twin brother was lost in a childhood game of hide and seek.
*** Scrooge, Launchpad ''and'' Huey, Dewey and Louie are sentenced for life imprisonment after Scrooge angrily tears up the fines he's been issued by Captain Pietro.
** "Aqua Ducks" sees Scrooge, Launchpad, Doofus and Gyro sentenced to 400 years imprisonment for "littering" (Part of the "Catch as Cash Can" four-parter, Scrooge's entire fortune had been sunk into the domain of a group of angry fish folk).
** Similarly, "The Land of Tralala" sees the High Mucky Duck of Tralala sentence Scrooge, Fenton, Huey, Dewey and Louie to '''death''' for "the high crime of littering."
** ''Allowance Day'' sees Scrooge and Fenton sentenced to death, again. Scrooge had angrily shaken General Chiquita, the dictator of The Banana Republic, by the coat.
** The theme of trespassers will be murdered, yet again appears in the episode "Bubba's Big Brain Storm". Scrooge, his nephews and Bubba's are shot down by the dimwitted descendants of the [[PunnyName Ancient Thinkas]]. The dimwitted natives lock Scrooge and company in a pyramid to starve to death.
31st Oct '16 12:53:24 PM JessyS
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** Also, a running gag throughout the series is Launchpad and his tendency to crash land every time. In ''Launchpad's First Crash'' it is revealed that he has crash landed 100 times. Given that he flew Scrooge almost everywhere, it is a miracle that Scrooge, or every other character, are still alive.
30th Oct '16 5:33:33 PM HeroGal2347
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* MoralDissonance: In the episode [[Recap/DuckTalesAllowanceDay Allowance Day]], Scrooge does business with the military dictator of a BananaRepublic (literally called "The Banana Republic"). Though the dictator is portrayed as a villain who attempts to execute Scrooge and Fenton at one point, Scrooge having done business with him is never portrayed as a bad thing.
27th Oct '16 5:55:09 AM morenohijazo
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* IsleOfGiantHorrors: In the episode "Raiders of the Lost Harp", when Scrooge discovers the lost city of Troy and the eponymous harp, the [[ALoadOfBull Minotaur]] statue that was guarding it [[LivingStatue comes to life]] and [[SuperPersistentPredator follows Scrooge all the way to Duckberg to get it back]].
19th Oct '16 7:00:25 PM HeroGal2347
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* AreYouSureYouCanDriveThisThing: In "Duckworth's Revolt", the boys grab an alien vehicle. At one point, one of them asks the other, "Do you know how to drive this thing?" The other replies that he thought someone else was driving.


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* PetTheDog: Many fans see Gandra as rude and insensitive to her boyfriend, but she actually takes care of Fenton while he is sick in "[[Recap/DuckTalesTheDuckWhoKnewTooMuch The Duck Who Knew Too Much]]",


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-->'''Webby''' ''[giggling]'': You're her hero, Launchpad!
19th Oct '16 4:00:00 PM Ingonyama
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Several: the villains' themes are more noticeable than others, however.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Several: the villains' themes are more noticeable than others, however. Notable however is the bagpipe skirl that plays whenever Scrooge is around, during moments where he's particularly vocal about the [=McDuck=] family heritage, or [[RegionalRiff when they are actually visiting Scotland]].



* SausageStringSilliness: Scrooge [=McDuck=] uses sausages on a string to tame a "ghost" dog in ''The Curse of Castle [=McDuck=]''.

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* SausageStringSilliness: Scrooge [=McDuck=] uses sausages on a string to tame a "ghost" dog in ''The Curse of Castle [=McDuck=]''. Aided by the fact the Druids had been starving the dog to keep it mean.
10th Oct '16 7:17:12 PM nombretomado
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** Some of the triplets' [[ClassicDisneyShorts original mischevious behaviour]] ''does'' perk up in the series, especially early on.

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** Some of the triplets' [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts original mischevious behaviour]] ''does'' perk up in the series, especially early on.
30th Sep '16 1:33:11 PM ANTMuddle
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*** FaceYourFears: In the end, the real Scrooge, HD&L band together to face their evil-magic versions. The nephews sling mud at Magica's "Scrooge" to turn him into a penny which vanishes, while Scrooge embraces the nephews. He then tells the "evil versions" of HD&L:
----> And as for you three kilt-nippers, my boys love me, therefore '''you're not my boys!!'''

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*** FaceYourFears: In the end, the real Scrooge, HD&L band together to face their evil-magic versions. The nephews sling mud at Magica's "Scrooge" to turn him into a penny which vanishes, while Scrooge embraces the nephews. He then tells the "evil versions" of HD&L:
----> And as for you three little kilt-nippers, my boys love me, therefore '''you're not my boys!!'''


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* ManInAKilt: The Scots judge who presided over the trial in which Scrooge was The Defendant. The offense? Wearing a skirt in public. The judge just happened to be wearing his own kilt.
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