History YMMV / DuckTales

15th Jun '16 6:26:00 AM rafi
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** Bubba. This is so bad that he was PutOnABus shortly after starring in a few episodes.

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** Bubba.** Bubba the Cave Duck & Tootsie the Triceratops are viewed as unnecessary and unwelcome additions to the primary cast. Their ever-increasing time in the spotlight in later episodes didn't help. This is so bad that he was PutOnABus shortly after starring in a few episodes.



* UglyCute: Bubba

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* %%* UglyCute: Bubba
6th Jun '16 6:17:19 PM HeroGal2347
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* AccidentalAesop: "Superdoo" -- "Don't try to improve yourself; know your place."

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* AccidentalAesop: "Superdoo" -- "Superdoo", in which Doofus becomes a SmugSuper after gaining powers thanks to a strange rock, could be seen as saying, "Don't try to improve yourself; know your place."
6th Jun '16 6:16:21 PM HeroGal2347
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* AccidentalAesop: "Superdoo" -- "Don't try to improve yourself; know your place."
3rd Jun '16 9:15:36 AM MagBas
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A common criticism of ''Remastered'' (and the ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' remake that was released a few weeks later) was that it was too difficult and wouldn't appeal to children. In addition to the UnfortunateImplications that younger gamers are too stupid and/or impatient to bother with a difficult platformer, the reviewers seemingly forgot that most older gamers were ''also'' children when the original NES version came out.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A common criticism of ''Remastered'' (and the ''VideoGame/CastleOfIllusion'' remake that was released a few weeks later) was that it was too difficult and wouldn't appeal to children. In addition to the UnfortunateImplications that younger gamers are too stupid and/or impatient to bother with a difficult platformer, the The reviewers seemingly forgot that most older gamers were ''also'' children when the original NES version came out.
28th May '16 5:56:48 PM HeroGal2347
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* EarWorm: The TitleThemeTune. Even if you've never seen an episode of the show in your life, you know the theme song of it, whether you want to admit it or not. This song is in the repertoire of the University of Oregon pep band, due to its catchiness and because the U of O mascot is a duck.

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The TitleThemeTune. Even if you've never seen an episode of the show in your life, you know the theme song of it, whether you want to admit it or not. This song is in the repertoire of the University of Oregon pep band, due to its catchiness and because the U of O mascot is a duck.



* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Launchpad lets everyone stay at his home after the Beagle Boys rob Scrooge of his money and then take the mansion from him. Back in "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E20DownAndOutInDuckburg Down and Out in Duckburg]]" when Scrooge had also lost both his wealth and home he was afraid of going to Launchpad for help because he believed that Launchpad wouldn't want to give him the time of day anymore now that he was poor.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Three of them in fact. Launchpad's loving family; Ripcord, Birdie and Loopy [=McQuack=] are very well liked and fondly remembered despite only appearing once in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]" (with Ripcord and Loopy getting a non-speaking cameo in "Til Nephews Do Us Part"). Fans requested they make another appearance but all they got was a cameo in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck'' episode "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E57UFFoe U.F. Foe]]."

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Three of them in fact. Launchpad's loving family; Ripcord, Birdie and Loopy [=McQuack=] are very well liked and fondly remembered despite only appearing once in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]" (with Ripcord and Loopy getting a non-speaking cameo in "Til Nephews Do Us Part"). Fans requested they make another appearance but all they got was a cameo in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E57UFFoe U.F. Foe]]."



* ToyShip: There's some fanfiction pairing Webbie with one of the three nephews... Unfortunately for them, "Duck to the Future" hints that she ends up [[spoiler:[[UglyGuyHotWife married to Doofus]]]].
** To be fair though [[spoiler: That episode is a BadFuture where the boys are evil so the door's still open]]

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There's some fanfiction pairing Webbie Webby with one of the three nephews... Unfortunately for them, "Duck to the Future" hints that nephews. Of course, in canon, her romantic life is never settled, barring one episode showing a potential future where she ends up [[spoiler:[[UglyGuyHotWife married HappilyMarried to Doofus]]]].
** To be fair though
[[spoiler: That episode is a BadFuture where the boys are evil so the door's still open]]Doofus Drake]].



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Scrooge in ''Time Is Money''. See JerkassHasAPoint above.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Scrooge in ''Time Is Money''. See JerkassHasAPoint above.Yes, he was acting nasty, but Bubba ''was'' destroying his property, even if it was unintentionally.




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** Doofus Drake. While he's typically used as comic relief, what the show reveals about his life isn't very positive. On top of being saddled with a cruel name, he's bullied at school by the Beagle Boys' younger brother and out of it by the Junior Woodchucks. Even Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby aren't above taking cracks at him and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes don't seem to really like him]], despite letting him hang around.
24th May '16 8:50:18 PM Angeldeb82
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Seen by critics as a huge, expensive folly that would cost Disney millions with very little reward. [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs As happened once before]], they were so very wrong.
* AngstWhatAngst:
** Despite being ditched by not one but two parental figures (Donald and their mother, [[MissingMom whatever happened to her]]) Huey, Dewey and Louie barely have an angsty moment between them.
** In general, the heroes tend to recover from being terrified, captured, and/or almost killed rather rapidly, regardless of how much the situation freaked them out while it was happening.
*** It's very in-character for [[BadassGrandpa Scrooge]] to bounce right back after dangerous situations, having [[SeenItAll lived through a lot]]. Huey, Dewey and Louie [[ItRunsInTheFamily have always been spunky kids]] [[BadassFamily to begin with]], so add to that natural disposition the fact that they see their great-uncle as their role model...(Of course, this doesn't explain the other characters.)



* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Seen by critics as a huge, expensive folly that would cost Disney millions with very little reward. [[Disney/SnowWhite As happened once before]], they were so very wrong.
* AngstWhatAngst:
** Despite being ditched by not one but two parental figures (Donald and their mother, [[MissingMom whatever happened to her]]) Huey, Dewey and Louie barely have an angsty moment between them.
** In general, the heroes tend to recover from being terrified, captured, and/or almost killed rather rapidly, regardless of how much the situation freaked them out while it was happening.
*** It's very in-character for [[BadassGrandpa Scrooge]] to bounce right back after dangerous situations, having [[SeenitAll lived through a lot]]. Huey, Dewey and Louie [[ItRunsInTheFamily have always been spunky kids]] [[BadassFamily to begin with]], so add to that natural disposition the fact that they see their great-uncle as their role model...(Of course, this doesn't explain the other characters.)



** Webby. Some hate her for her PuritySue, TastesLikeDiabetes tendancies and find her to be a DamselScrappy and terrible role model for the show's young female audience members when compared to Huey, Dewey and Louie. Others find her adorable and like how she subverts the RealWomenDontWearDresses trope by managing to be extremely feminine and getting to adventure and save the day on occasion. The base just can't decide, even to this day. It didn't help that she was designed and animated to look the same age as the nephews but was probably meant to be much younger, justifying some of her worse moments.

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** Webby. Some hate her for her PuritySue, Purity Sue, TastesLikeDiabetes tendancies and find her to be a DamselScrappy and terrible role model for the show's young female audience members when compared to Huey, Dewey and Louie. Others find her adorable and like how she subverts the RealWomenDontWearDresses trope by managing to be extremely feminine and getting to adventure and save the day on occasion. The base just can't decide, even to this day. It didn't help that she was designed and animated to look the same age as the nephews but was probably meant to be much younger, justifying some of her worse moments.



** Crossovers with the WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck cast were a given even before the comics.

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** Crossovers with the WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck cast were a given even before the comics.



** In "A [=DuckTales=] Valentine", Scrooge is struck by a curse which is only broken by the power of true love, of the platonic variety. To some degree, it seems like an early attempt to write a story with the {{Aesop}} of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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** In "A [=DuckTales=] Valentine", Scrooge is struck by a curse which is only broken by the power of true love, of the platonic variety. To some degree, it seems like an early attempt to write a story with the {{Aesop}} {{A|nAesop}}esop of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.



** There was a meme back on YTMND (And rare cases Youtube) which involved {{Mondegreen}} and interpreting foreign lyrics. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QLpj3onK0 The Finnish version of the Ducktales theme]] was one that started this trend. (And it's quite an EarWorm too).

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** There was a meme back on YTMND (And rare cases Youtube) [=YouTube=]) which involved {{Mondegreen}} and interpreting foreign lyrics. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QLpj3onK0 The Finnish version of the Ducktales theme]] was one that started this trend. (And it's quite an EarWorm too).



** It can be argued that Webby is a BaseBreaker at least, being essentially the female edition of the duck triplets. Probably classes as Annoying Younger Sibling, but she did have quite a few {{Awesome Moment}}s to neutralize some of her TastesLikeDiabetes moments. It could have to do with the fact that she's a PuritySue mixed with a Damsel Scrappy. She often got in trouble or captured, forcing everyone else to drop everything so they could come to her aid. When that wasn't the case, whenever she was directly involved in an episode's story she'd almost always be the one to save the day, often making the other characters look completely incompetent by comparison (for example, one episode has her pulling a BigDamnHeroes and saving Launchpad from drowning since he doesn't know how to swim... EVEN THOUGH SEVERAL EPISODES BEFORE THIS HAVE HAD THE GANG GO UNDERWATER AND HAVE SHOWED HIM SWIMMING JUST FINE).

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** It can be argued that Webby is a BaseBreaker at least, being essentially the female edition of the duck triplets. Probably classes as Annoying Younger Sibling, but she did have quite a few {{Awesome Moment}}s to neutralize some of her TastesLikeDiabetes moments. It could have to do with the fact that she's a PuritySue Purity Sue mixed with a Damsel Scrappy. She often got in trouble or captured, forcing everyone else to drop everything so they could come to her aid. When that wasn't the case, whenever she was directly involved in an episode's story she'd almost always be the one to save the day, often making the other characters look completely incompetent by comparison (for example, one episode has her pulling a BigDamnHeroes and saving Launchpad from drowning since he doesn't know how to swim... EVEN THOUGH SEVERAL EPISODES BEFORE THIS HAVE HAD THE GANG GO UNDERWATER AND HAVE SHOWED HIM SWIMMING JUST FINE).



** Also: CrossoverShip. You'd be ''surprised'' how much fanfiction there is pairing one of the boys, usually Louie, with [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Gosalyn Mallard.]]

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** Also: CrossoverShip. You'd be ''surprised'' how much fanfiction there is pairing one of the boys, usually Louie, with [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Gosalyn Mallard.]]Mallard]].



** ''[=DuckTales=]: Remastered'' has [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=1sgNFH3OiJg its own awesome variant of that famous bit of music]].

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** ''[=DuckTales=]: Remastered'' has [[http://youtube.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgNFH3OiJg its own awesome variant of that famous bit of music]].
8th May '16 11:38:14 PM HeroGal2347
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* InferredHolocaust: Taken from the FridgeHorror in "The Golden Fleecing". A group of harpies kidnap Launchpad and nearly feed him to a dragon that guards the fleece. Ultimately, Scrooge sedates the dragon by dropping the fleece over its eyes and the harpies gladly let the heroes leave...just try not to think too hard about what happened to the ''other'' people who happened on the island or came there hunting the fleece.
1st May '16 1:30:12 PM drbreakfast
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* ThatOneLevel: [[spoiler:The last section of Mount Vestivus in ''Remastered''. It requires ''very'' precise plaforming, which will most of the time lead to your downfall. Toppled with the fact that you lose a life if you fail to reach the top in time.]]

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* ThatOneLevel: ThatOneLevel:
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[[spoiler:The last section of Mount Vestivus in ''Remastered''. It requires ''very'' precise plaforming, which will most of the time lead to your downfall. Toppled with the fact that you lose a life if you fail to reach the top in time.]]]]
** The Amazon and the Himalayas are considered the hardest of the initial five stages due to their higher concentration of annoying enemies and precision platforming than the others.
28th Apr '16 2:55:14 PM rafi
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* FriendlyFandoms: With WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck, natch.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck, WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, natch.
28th Apr '16 2:54:33 PM rafi
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** It's really not that weird. Launchpad isn't similar to Donald personality-wise, but the role he played on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' was an obvious stand-in for Donald's usual role in the comics. Since the comics already have the actual Donald, Launchpad is a rather pointless character in most of his comic appearances. This, coupled with writers not knowing what to do with the character, probably led to some readers thinking of Launchpad as, essentially, "Donald minus his personality".

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** *** It's really not that weird. Launchpad isn't similar to Donald personality-wise, but the role he played on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' was an obvious stand-in for Donald's usual role in the comics. Since the comics already have the actual Donald, Launchpad is a rather pointless character in most of his comic appearances. This, coupled with writers not knowing what to do with the character, probably led to some readers thinking of Launchpad as, essentially, "Donald minus his personality".
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