From the {{Disney}} Comics centering around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. Best known thanks to the work of CarlBarks, Creator/DonRosa and, of course, ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.

This is a key part of the ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics, which is a ModularFranchise that's formed when this {{Verse}} is used in tandem with the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse.

See Carl Barks and Don Rosa for Tropes specific to their stories. '''Numerous''' other authors in both America and Europe have written stories set in this universe with some of the more notable and popular ones being Al Taliaferro, Romano Scarpa, Marco Rota, Tony Strobl, Vicar, Daan Jippes, William Van Horn, Fecchi and Silvia Ziche. As such, there's a [[DependingOnTheWriter LOT of diversity between stories depending on who wrote them]].

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!!Examples:

* AdaptationExpansion: Of the ClassicDisneyShorts, utilizing several characters introduced there but giving them a more coherent setting and introducing numerous new characters.
* AbandonedMine: The third (and last) Carl Barks story featuring Flintheart Glomgold was about an abandoned gold mine being put for auction in Africa. Both Scrooge and Flintheart believed the mine to still have gold and Glomgold tried to prevent Scrooge from attending the auction. [[spoiler:The story had an open ending as we never get to know who won the auction or if the mine had enough gold to be worth the trouble.]]
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Huey, Dewey and Louie naturally. It's especially evident in many of the comics storylines, as a lot of the time instead of their trademark red, blue and green the three of them wear identical black shirts.
* AsYouKnow
* {{Badass}}: ''Don't. Fuck. With [=McDuck=].'' Sometimes Donald Duck, too.
* BecomingTheMask: Has happened with Magica De Spell at least twice, each time under a relatively unknown author. ''A Gal for Gladstone'' (sometimes known as ''A Girl for Gladstone''), by Carol & Pat [=McGreal=], has her hex away Gladstone Gander's luck and then pretend to be an ordinary girl in order to get a shot at Scrooge's #1 Dime -- she ends up sufficiently touched by Gladstone's sincere devotion to her that she ends up forfeiting the dime so she can save his life. Handled better, in some people's opinion, in Kari Korhonen's ''Date with a Munchkin'', in which she kidnaps Daisy, takes on her shape, and pretends to be her, ending up chosing to stay at a Duckburg ball with Donald rather than go along with her original plan, willingly dispelling the illusion and leaving Donald because she can't bear to hurt Daisy by keeping him, and wondering to herself if what she got to feel during the facade actually makes up for the fact she still didn't get the dime.
* BreakoutCharacter: Scrooge [=McDuck=] started off as a supporting character / antagonist in a one-off Donald Duck story written by Carl Barks as a clear pastiche of Charles Dickens's ''A Christmas Carol''. Fifty years later Donald Duck has shown trouble keeping his own title in publication, while Scrooge is the star of one of the two longest-running classic Walt Disney comic properties (along with the anthology ''Walt Disney's Comics and Stories'').
* BunglingInventor: Gyro Gearloose.
* CannibalTribe: These always show up in jungle or tropical island settings, especially in the older stories.
* CelebrityParadox: Some of Don's Hidden Mickeys refer to Mickey's real-life status as a fictional character, while the Ducks are "real" people. Take into account that Donald started off as Mickey's co-star in the cartoons, and you see how this fits.
* ChasedOffIntoTheSunset: Frequently pops up in the European Scrooge [=McDuck=] stories, usually with Donald or Scrooge chasing after various characters. When one of many [[ZanyScheme plans to make more money]] fails, rather than accept responsibility, Scrooge [[NeverMyFault blames Donald Duck]]. The story then ends with an angry Scrooge chasing after Donald, often carrying a big club or mace. Huey, Dewey, and Louie usually look on, sometimes with [[UnusuallyUnInterestingSight indifference]] but sometimes [[ComedicSociopathy chortling with amusement]], unless it was Donald's plan in the first place, in which case their uncle chases them [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff twig in hand]]. And sometimes both happen at the same time, Donald being simultaneously the chaser and the chased. Other characters might appear depending on the story.
* ComicBookTime: Most apparent with Scrooge's history in the Klondike, which was perfectly plausible when Carl Barks introduced it in the comics but would've meant Scrooge was over a hundred by the time of [=DuckTales=]. Some Italian stories play with it to imply that he is effectively immortal. For example a story with Scrooge celebrating the New Year of 2000, has a brief flashback with him celebrating the New Year of 1900.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: A recurring theme. In ''Pool Sharks'' by Barks, Donald lets a couple of kids use his brand new swimming pool. This leads to dozens of kids getting wind of it, using and ruining the pool, which leads to their parents getting worked up about accidents happening to their kids, which leads to Donald closing the pool without ever having gotten to use it, which leads to everyone hating Donald. To be frank, the people of Duckburg are dicks.
* CoolOldGuy / CoolUncle: Scrooge, once CharacterDevelopment brings him out of being the crusty, skinflint, gouging, near-heartless old miser that he is when Carl Barks first introduces him to the Ducks Universe, anyway.
* CosmicHorrorStory: Yes, believe it or not, one of Donald's stories is indeed a classic Cosmic Horror Story. Donald tries out for a singing competition organized by a renowned musician, and gets successfully recruited by having his voice altered by an apparent twin of this musician. It's later revealed that the entire world is actually the dream of Ar-Finn, a primordial cephalophoid monster which slumbers in an ancient city at the bottom of the sea. The two twins are manifestations of the monster's conflicting subconscious desires to either continue sleeping or wake up (which Donald's voice will make it do). When the creature does exactly that, the rest of the world vanishes as it no longer creates the world-dream, and everything in its vicinity shapes itself into its image, resulting in Donald and his nephews growing tentacles and stick eyes. It's eventually put back to sleep, but the story ends on a rather dark note as Donald contemplates everybody's existence as mere parts of the creature's imagination.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Donald is the most prominent example of this, most notably when he changes into the Duck Avenger, though he has plenty of BadAss moments even when he's just himself.
** Fethry is a less prominent version of the trope, as he usually succeeds by accident, but he has his moments of this as well. (and has a superhero identity, the Red Bat, as well, but one that's more of an IdiotHero compared to the Duck Avenger's badass)
** Even the Beagle Boys will, DependingOnTheWriter, sometimes display surprising competense and appear as a credible threat to Scrooge.
* DeadpanSnarker: Scrooge. WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and the nephews have their moments as well.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Oh, so very much. For one thing, there's quite a few characters that only appear in stories by some authors whose existences are ignored by others, including cousin Fethry, Birgita [=McBridge=], Donald's superhero alter ago, {{Paperinik|NewAdventures}}, Scrooge's butler Battista, Scrooge's half-brother Rumpus [=McFowl=], Scrooge's ''actual'' brother Gideon [=McDuck=], John D. Rockerduck for most American authors, Flintheart Glomgold for most Italian ones, ectera...
** One other thing that's wildly inconsistent between authors is the 'verse's relation to the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse. Some authors have them share a universe, but have the Mouse stories set in a different town called Mouseton, whereas others have both set in Duckburg same as the Duck stories. Some authors seem to set the stories in separate continuities. As noted under CelebrityParadox, Don Rosa has an odd take on this: WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse seems to exist within his stories... as a cartoon character.
** The Italian-produced comics view the characters through a completely different cultural lens: most evident with Scrooge, who tends to be less of a crafty SelfMadeMan and more of a cross between CorruptCorporateExecutive and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. It's not rare to see him cross the line from AntiHero to straight-up VillainProtagonist, or be used as the villain against Donald (who isn't much better).
*** Could be because as the Italian universe was set up during the Italian 50's, the era of neorealism, the Donald/Scrooge couple looks like the [[IBlameCommunism class struggle]] rather than Barks' AdventureDuo.
* DetectivesFollowFootprints: The comics get a lot of mileage out of this trope. For instance, they have a whole subtrope for characters exploiting the trope, knowing they are being followed, manipulating the footprints to mislead the pursuers.
* DramaticThunder
* DurableDeathtrap
* EleventyZillion: Used very often.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In "An Eye For Detail", the ''Beagle Boys'', of all people, call Scrooge a villain for overworking Donald.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Mocked.
* ExtremeOmniGoat
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Huey, Dewey, and Louie are often scripted like this.
::--Since they're--
::--pretty much--
::--one character!
* FunetikAksent: Scrooge and his family.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Scrooge, Flintheart Glomgold and John D. Rockerduck.
* FictionalCountry: There have been loads of these over the years as they're often disposable. Special mention must go to Barks for injecting real-world political satire into them, such as with Brutopia (a parody of the Soviet Union) or Unsteadystan.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the spirit of Barks.
* GentlemanThief: Arpin Lusene
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar
** "What did Scrooge and Goldie do in that shack that one night?", found in Don Rosa's own commentary. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20236_6-insane-disney-comics-you-wont-believe-are-real.html 6 Insane Disney Comics You Won't Believe Are Real]] shows panels from a 1953 story "The Prisoner of White Agony Creek" where what at first looks like a fight between Goldie and Scrooge (given the sound effects and smoke emanating from the cabin) turns out to be something "not a hangin' offense in Langry, Texas, or anywhere else"[[note]]it turns out to be reconciliation between the two and he tries to revert to his stingy self by trying to give her 50 cents a day for hard work, not for sex[[/note]].
*** "Thank Gosh!"
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d ''and'' [[JustifiedTrope explained]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: your average person off the streets of Duckburg has a black button nose, may have unusually shaped ears and something of a snout but doesn't really resemble any known animal. Some stories by Barks have actual realistically drawn humans which makes things more confusing.
** It can get even weirder when characters appear who are basically humans with a ''beak''! (In fact, Gyro Gearloose comes very close to this.) Occasionally some colourist even has the gall to give such a character a [[UpToEleven human skin tone]], instead of white feathers... Gyro has human feet.''...
* HaveAGayOldTime: In the first ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' comic Rosa did, he changed the lyrics of the eponymous song to remove the verse "the three gay caballeros". In the second one, the line is intact. You could almost swear there's a guy giving them a knowing gaze as they sing it that time...
* HeadsOrTails: In "Flip Decision", Donald is conned by a charlatan into believing in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipism Flipism]]: the idea that all of life's choices can be made on the flip of a coin. HilarityEnsues, of course, though the coin does show uncanny predictive power.
* HistoricalInJoke
* {{Homage}}: The two stories with Disney/TheThreeCaballeros. Complete with them performing the theme song.
* HumanlikeHandAnatomy: WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and the rest of the more FunnyAnimal bodied ducks have human-like arms and hands, but webbed feet.
** Interestingly, while Disney's ducks and other anthro birds typically have birdlike feet, Gyro Gearloose has human feet (he's also usually drawn with shoes, unlike Donald and the rest).
* ImpossibleThief: Arpin Lusene
* InsaneTrollLogic: Italian stories like this. There's a story where Scrooge is continuously hit by lightning because he's "at the top of the world", a story where Scrooge moves in with a group of fishmen on the bottom of the sea to learn to handle deep sea pressure so he can cope with the pressure of being the world's richest, and a story where round-up unprocessed communal documents is the perfect retardant for a makeshift explosive because it's the slowest-moving anything in the universe. The stories just tend to handwave it off and ask you to pretend it makes sense.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: ''The Duck Who Never Was'' does this to Donald Duck. [[TearJerker It works.]]
** A later European story outright ''titled'' "It's a Wonderful Life" does an even straighter adaptation, even keeping in the implication that Donald is considering suicide.
* LittleBitBeastly: The dog-nosed but otherwise human supporting cast.
* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: With the notable exception of Don Rosa, most Duck-writers let their stories take place in the present. Thus, while none of the characters has aged a day, the technology since the times of Carl Barks has marched on.
* LovecraftLite: You could call ''Land beneath the Ground'' a Barksian version of Creator/HPLovecraft, surprisingly enough - just read it. And while you're at it, check out ''Ancient Persia'' ...''The Case of Charles Dexter Ward'', anyone? None of these are gloomy enough to count as real {{Cosmic Horror Stor|y}}ies, of course.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: The Peeweegah, a tribe of long-nosed pygmy Indians with the power to communicate with animals. First appeared in the Carl Barks story "Land of the Pygmy Indians", they then reappeared in the Don Rosa story "War of the Wendigo".
* TheMenInBlack: Recent European-produced stories sometimes include the half-parodic T.N.T (Tamers of Nonhuman Threats), of which Donald and Fethry are freelance agents, dealing with supernatural or alien threats to humanity while trying to hide their existence to the common public. Unlike many examples of this trope, the T.N.T. are unmistakable good guys and do not wear shades.
** In one T.N.T story, Donald got tired of the BoringButPractical janitor-like uniforms and tried invoking a more traditional [[TheMenInBlack MIB]] look by dressing himself and Fethry up in stylish black tuxedoes and CoolShades. This phase lasted for exactly two pages, and was abandoned when Donald and Fethry discovered that the CoolShades were too dark for them to see anything, and they walked straight out into a trafficked road. The results were AmusingInjuries and ruined tuxedoes.
* MoneyFetish: Scrooge swims in it.
* MrViceGuy: Scrooge and {{Greed}}.
* NonIdleRich: Scrooge
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Huey, Dewey and Louie
* NumberOneDime: {{Trope Namer|s}}, with Scrooge treasuring the very first dime he ever made for an honest day's work. Because of Magica de Spell's avid pursuit of it to make an amulet that would grant her fortune, it often becomes [[{{Flanderization}} exaggerated]] into being the actual source of Scrooge's wealth. Don Rosa ''hated'' this interpretation of the #1 Dime.
** Ironically for someone noted for favoring ContinuityPorn from Carl Barks, he never did take note of the fact that CarlBarks actually ''did'' write a story in which Scrooge's fortune was aided by possession of a magical artifact; the 1950 story The Magic Hourglass.
*** He did, and mentioned it in his commentary of ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''. As this was from the period when Barks was still only experimenting with Scrooge's character, and hadn't yet come to interpret him as the ultimate SelfMadeMan, Rosa decided to quietly ignore this story in his personal continuity.
* OlderHeroVSYoungerVillain: Scrooge to several members of his RoguesGallery.
* PhoneticAccent: Scrooge's family in ''Life and Times'' as well as Arpin Lusene
* PooledFunds: Scrooge, of course.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: In the second story featuring the Three Caballeros, Donald becomes especially depressed and Huey, Dewey and Louie decide to reunite the Three Caballeros in the hopes that it will cheer Donald up.
* RebusBubble
* RememberTheNewGuy: A ''lot'' of characters have been introduced over the years, and several of them (especially the ones created by Carl Barks and Romano Scarpa) tend to be treated as if they've always been around, just not on-page.
** A particularly noticeable example is the Beagle Boys, who in their first story only make a silent cameo appearance on the very last panel... ''after'' Scrooge has spent the entire story worrying about them.
* RetroUniverse: DependingOnTheArtist to which degree. (Although considering that the [[OutdatedOutfit iconic outfits of Scrooge and other characters]] have been consistently used by everyone...)
* RichesToRags: Happens to Scrooge in several WhatIf stories.
* SameSexTriplets: Huey, Dewey and Louie as a male example. April, May and June as a female example.
* SceneryPorn: Plenty of amazing pages appear.
* TheScrooge: Guess who. His salaries to Donald and his closest workers are usually in pennies, and he'll do basically everything to not pay any service.
* SecretIngredient: In one comic, Donald insists on putting ketchup on all of Daisy's cooking, much to her annoyance, because it just doesn't taste as good as Grandma Duck's food. When Daisy checks with Grandma, it turns out the old lady's secret ingredient is...ketchup, which she puts in everything.
* SelfMadeMan: Scrooge. The point being that the "making" was more important to him than "getting made" in the first place.
* ShadesOfMorality: Frequently it enters BlackAndWhiteMorality, with clear cut (and {{Card Carrying|Villain}}) villains. But many times Scrooge and\or Donald are firmly into gray territories (Scrooge against his billionaire rivals is usually either GreyAndGrayMorality or BlackAndGrayMorality).
* ShoeShineMister: Scrooge famously won his Number One Dime shining shoes.
* ShoutOut: Rosa never wrote any Mickey Mouse stories, but that doesn't keep him from littering various Hidden Mickeys within his stories.
** The D.U.C.K. dedication also counts.
** ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' gets quoted at least twice.
** Arpin Lusene is an obvious nod to ''Literature/ArseneLupin''.
** Another one from Arpin : at one point, he refers to Scrooge as "Ze chipskate! Ze '''picsou'''!'. Now, "picsou" ''is not'' a French word for "cheapskate". It is, however, Scrooge's name in the French version of his stories (Balthazar [[PunnyName Picsou]]).
** The afterwords for each chapter in ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck actually list all the {{Shout Out}}s. ''Film/CitizenKane'' was a popular one.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Scrooge does have expensive things, like his limo and mansion, but he's not flashy about it.
* SlidingScaleOfContinuity: The comics by Carl Barks and many other writers are Level 1 (Negative Continuity). DonRosa's stories, however, are Level 2 (Status Quo).
* SongsInTheKeyOfLock: My Bonnie lies over the ocean...
* StatusQuoIsGod: As well as NegativeContinuity, due to the numerous different writers who have written these stories with little to no regard for each other..
** Though the series in many ways is also great for aversions. As Scrooge is already the richest duck in the world, any treasures he finds will usually be a drop in the bucket. And so success or failure isn't as guaranteed as with other characters.
* TheStinger: An extra page for ''The Quest for Sampo''.
* ThisIsReality
* TightropeWalking: A variation of this trope happens when Daisy Duck is on a building site and walks out onto a bouncy, springboard-like plank to retrieve a hammer left near one edge where it could fall on someone. She points out that (in this story) she's a ballet teacher and such perfect balance is nothing special for her.
* TimeStandsStill: ''On Stolen Time'' by Rosa.
* {{Tsundere}}: Daisy Duck is one of the more iconic western examples, type A towards Donald. Considering it's Donald, most people consider her mood swings justified.
* VillainTeamUp: ''A Little Something Special''
* VulcanHasNoMoon: In one comic, Earth appeared improbably big in the sky of Mars.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In the Tony Strobl and Carl Barks story, "King Scrooge the First", the reason the immortal King Khan Khan wants to find the lost treasure of Sagbad so badly is because it contains the antidote to the immortality potion he took when he raided the city centuries ago. He has grown tired of endlessly outliving everything and everyone dear to him, and after getting his hands on it, gladly eats it and wanders into the desert to join the dust that is all that is left of his civilisation.
* WorthyOpponent: Scrooge and Arpin Lusene.
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