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Keno Don Hugo Rosa (born June 29, 1951) is a big fan of Creator/CarlBarks who eventually got promoted to write the official [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] stories in the spirit of ''The Good Duck Artist''. He is one of those rare few writers who have managed to make an excessive use of ContinuityPorn into great stories, and is widely regarded as one of the best things that ever happened to Disney comics.

Up until his retirement, he had executive power over the Duck family canon, and brought the world some seriously great ArcWelding in the process.

He grew up as a fan of the Donald Duck comics made by Carl Barks. When he grew older he submitted self drawn comics to Donald Duck fanzines, as well as letters to some debates. He even corresponded with Carl Barks from time to time. Eventually he quit being a hardcore fan, but he never quit being a fan of Carl Barks. Years later a new Donald Duck publication arrived, and Don Rosa applied for the job as an artist. He wrote a letter there he told how much he wanted to be the artist, that he would write the stories in the spirit of Carl Barks and that he was born to make it. (Indeed, in the 1970s and 80s Rosa had done two comics for newspapers in his hometown of Louisville, ''ComicStrip/ThePertwillabyPapers'' and ''The Adventures of Captain Kentucky''. He later {{re|cycledScript}}used several ''Pertwillaby'' storylines for his Scrooge stories.)

He got the job, and he created Donald Duck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] comics from 1987 to 2005. Because he was a great fan of ''[[Creator/CarlBarks The Good Duck Artist]]'', he created what can be considered an ExpandedUniverse based on the Duck-master's works. That is to say, he used ContinuityPorn, lots of Continuity Porn. Even Carl Barks told him he did too much Continuity Porn, but he didn't listen. He even dedicated all his comics to Carl Barks by hiding the word D.U.C.K. (Dedicated to Uncle Carl from Keno,) usually on the first page of each story.

Rosa is known for his quirky drawing style and epic storylines, best exemplified by ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck''. Since Uncle Scrooge is his favorite character, Rosa's longest and best stories deal with the [[AntiHero complex]] elder duck. His drawing style stems from his education in architecture and technical drawing, with no formal education in art.

For those who consider Disney comics childish stories for five-year-olds, Rosa's style of making comics may be a surprise. The artist is known for [[ShownTheirWork doing ridiculously extensive research]], basing much of his adventure stories on real historical factlets and making sure all the possible science in his comics is valid. In ''[[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Life and Times]]'', he [[HistoricalInJoke drops famous people from the late 19th and early 20th century to Scrooge's life here and there]], but always makes sure they were around that area around that time. He's also known for GettingCrapPastTheRadar.

Another notable feature of Rosa's work is his unveiling of the [[TangledFamilyTree Duck Family Tree]], based on random RememberTheNewGuy characters from Barks' stories.

As of 2009, due to fading eyesight, and after [[ScrewedByTheNetwork years of disagreements over low pay and never getting any royalties from publishers]], Rosa is more or less retired from comics. [[http://career-end.donrosa.de/ Here's]] his own words on the end of his career. TearJerker warning.

Rosa also wrote two ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episodes, "I Only Have Ice for You" and "It Came from Beneath the Sea Duck".

[[folder:List of Works]]
* The Son of the Sun
* Nobody's Business
* Mythological Menagerie
* Recalled Wreck
* Cash Flow
* Fit to be pied
* Fir-Tree Fracas
* Oolated Luck
* The Paper Chase
* Last Sled to Dawson
* Rocket Reverie
* Fiscal Fitness
* Metaphorically Spanking
* The Crocodile Collector
* Fortune on the Rocks
* Return to Plain Awful
* The Curse of Nostrildamus
* His Majesty, [=McDuck=]
* Forget me not
* Give Unto Others
* On a Silver Platter
* Making the Grade
* Leaky Luck
* The Pied Piper of Duckburg
* Back in Time for a Dime!
* The Money Pit
* The Master Landscapist
* On Stolen Time
* Treasure Under Glass
* Return to Xanadu
* The Duck Who Fell to Earth
* Incident at [=McDuck=] Tower
* The Island at the Edge of Time
* War of the Wendigo
* Super Snooper Strikes Again
* ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck 1: The Last of the Clan [=McDuck=]
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 2: The Master of the Mississippi
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 3: The Buckaroo of the Badlands
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 4: Raider of the Copper Hill
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 5: The New Laird of Castle [=McDuck=]
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 6: The Terror of the Transvaal
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 7: Dreamtime Duck of the Never-Never
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 8: King of the Klondike
* Guardians of the Lost Library
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 9: The Billionaire of Dismal Downs
* From Duckburg to Lillehammer
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 10: The Invader of Fort Duckburg
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 11: The Empire-Builder from Calisota
* The Life And Times Of Scrooge [=McDuck=] 12: The Richest Duck in the World
* The Duck Who Never Was
* The Treasury of Croesus
* The Universal Solvent
* Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies
* Hearts of the Yukon
* The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad
* Gyro's Beagletrap
* The Lost Charts of Columbus
* The Once and Future Duck
* The Treasure of the Ten Avatars
* A Matter of Some Gravity
* The Vigilante of Pizen Bluff
* An Eye for Detail
* ComicBook/ALittleSomethingSpecial (Don Rosa's personal favorite)
* Attack of the Hideous Space-Varmints
* W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N.
* The Annual Speedskating Race of the Burg of Ducks
* The Sign of the Triple Distelfink
* The Last Lord of Eldorado
* ComicBook/TheBlackKnight
* The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty Sark
* The Dutchman's Secret
* Escape from Forbidden Valley
* The Coin
* The Quest for Kalevala
* Attaaack!
* The Three Caballeros Ride Again
* The Sharpie of the Culebra Cut
* The Beagle Boys vs. the Money Bin
* The Crown of the Crusader Kings
* Forget it!
* Gyro's First Invention
* The Dream of a Lifetime
* Trash or Treasure
* ComicBook/ALetterFromHome
* [[ComicBook/TheBlackKnight The Black Knight Glorps Again!]]
* The Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) Caballeros
* The Prisoner of White Agony Creek
!!Tropes used:

* ActingUnnatural: In "A Little Something Special", a Beagle Boy disguised as one of Donald's nephews (thanks to a spell by Magica) attempts to make Donald buy his disguise by talking "how cute lil' ducks talk".
--> '''Beagle Boy!Dewey:''' ''(with doe eyes and feminine body language)'' We sowwy we talk naughty, unca ducky! Oo give-um big hug?
--> '''Donald:''' Saaay... did somebody slip these kids some silly-pills down at that party?
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: There are at least three stories in which Scrooge or Donald at some point wags their tail when they're happy.
** Although ducks also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE_vE55I0M4 sometimes wag their tails]] when happy, so it's not that unusual.
* AndThisIsFor: Scrooge to [=BlackHeart=] Beagle in the above mentioned story: "Take ''that'' for 1880! And 1882! And 1902! And for Christmas 1947!"
* ArcWelding: ''[[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Life and Times]]'' as a work.
* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshade h|anging}}ung in ''The Last Lord of Eldorado''.
* AuthorAppeal: Rosa's love of classic Hollywood movies pops up in quotes and other forms of tribute from time to time.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://cdn.zocoi.com/159/14.jpg The last panel of]] ''The Island at the Edge of Time'' has Scrooge telling the narrator to shut up.
* BunglingInventor: Gyro Gearloose.
* 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.
** That's nothing. Scrooge has a Ducktales comic as bathroom reading.
*** Considering Don Rosa’s opinion of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', [[TakeThat that comic might have served another purpose]].
* TheChewToy: Donald.
* ComicBookTime: Averted, Rosa set all of his stories (at least, the ones in the "present") sometime in the '40s or '50s, to be consistent with Barks' stories. He's even stated that the time line of his stories isn't the same as the order he wrote them.
* ContinuityPorn: Oh yeah!
** Creator/CarlBarks himself thought that Don Rosa made too much Continuity Porn, and he encouraged Keno to write original stories without the influence of his stories that were made in the 50s. One of the main reasons behind this is that Carl Barks m.o. was to make all his stories original, and that he was ashamed of reusing elements from earlier stories, even if those stories turned out to be great.
* CoolOldGuy: Scrooge, all the way.
* CreatorCameo:
** The man exiting the comic book shop in "W.H.A.D.A.L.O.T.A.J.A.R.G.O.N" is Rosa's editor, Byron Erickson. The same story also includes cameos of the creators of Huey, Dewey and Louie, Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro, as original members of the Junior Woodchucks.
** Rosa appears with his wife in ''The Dutchman's Secret'', as they've taken hiking trips in the region of the story in real life.
* CreatorInsignia: "D.U.C.K."
** He wrote this more or less in plain sight in one of his earliest stories. Disney removed it, as they decided it went against their policy of not allowing artist signatures. Later, Don Rosa began hiding it in the covers and opening panels.
* CreepyTwins: Phishkisser brothers, the owners of "Oolated Squigs" fish company, whose ''heads'' are fish-shaped, with big lips, dog-ears resembling pelvic fins, and [[HairTodayGoneTomorrow remains of hair]] resembling dorsal and tail fins.
* DeadpanSnarker: Scrooge. Donald and the nephews have their moments as well.
* DeathTrap: In "Treasure of the Ten Avatars", Scrooge and Donald have to get out of [[DeathCourse an entire series of these]]. Among other things there's a DescendingCeiling and FakePlatform with SpikesOfDoom, TheWallsAreClosingIn, FedToTheBeast, and a SnakePit. Donald even lampshades it by the end when he points out that they've already been through every B-movie cliché.
* {{Deconstruction}}/RealityEnsues: Although Rosa is a massive fan of Creator/CarlBarks, he has several times used this trope in his sequels.
** The premise of Barks's "The Golden Helmet" (considered one of his best works) the MacGuffin has, due to [[FindersRulers an old law]], theoretically power over all of North America. It is an ArtifactOfAttraction that turns everyone who carries it long enough into a greedy and power-hungry egomaniac. It even corrupts Donald and (very briefly) Huey. It's even scarier than [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the One Ring]], as there is nothing supernatural in it - its creator had no idea how dangerous it could be, and basically the idea that one who wears it rules America [[HumansAreBastards is enough to drive anyone into a]] FaceHeelTurn. The story doesn't end until it's tossed into the ocean. In Rosa's "The Lost Charts Of Columbus", the Helmet is rediscovered, and this time Donald fails to get rid of it before the media gets to see it. Yet in that story, it's turned from the Ring [[UnbuiltTrope before the Ring]] into just another artifact museums are full of. Basically, the plot boils down to the Ducks deconstructing the law itself, arguing that it is the most insane example of Western imperialism in history. Eventually, older and older artifacts are found, until UN eventually declares all the artifacts worthless in determining who rules America, and United States, Canada and Mexico keep their independence. The Duckburg Museum eventually manages to buy all the artifacts and their associated stuff. Basically, the sequel made the characters' actions original story out be completely pointless.
** In ''The Once and Future Duck'' Scrooge and co. travel back in time and meet King Arthur, the legendary knight in shining armor! Except it's not Arthur, it's the barbarian warlord Arturius, who the legend was ''based'' on, who promptly tries to kill them all.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Magica in at least two stories.
** In "Of Ducks, Dimes and Destinies", Magica travels back to the day Scrooge earned his NumberOneDime because she thinks it'll be easier to steal it back then. As she's about to depart back to present time, she realizes that taking the dime with her from the past will prevent it from having the power that makes her want it in the first place.
** In "A Little Something Special", Magica [[VillainTeamUp teams up]] with the Beagle Boys and Flintheart Glomgold because she sees no overlap in their goals: she wants Scrooge's NumberOneDime; the Beagle Boys want the rest of his money; and Flintheart Glomgold just wants to drive Scrooge into poverty and steal his title as the world's richest duck. As Scrooge later points out, his first dime will be of no use for Magica once he's broke.
* DoingInTheWizard: Don Rosa openly dislikes the idea of Scrooge's Number One Dime being some kind of magical good luck charm that enables him to gather his riches, and from his pen Scrooge himself several times dismisses that as nonsense. Is is "only" an important memento for Scrooge and a symbol of his drive to become what he is through hard work. However, losing the Dime may in some cases have a severe ''psychological'' effect on Scrooge to the point where his entire financial empire would eventually slip through his fingers.
** At the same time, none of this diminishes Magica [=deSpell=] trying to get her hands on the Dime. In several stories Don Rosa also plays with Magica's spell literally requiring the first earned coin of the world's richest person, which may not be Scrooge at any given moment. For two examples, see the above entry. In a third, Scrooge discovered the riches of Croesus complete with his own Number One Drakhma. Scrooge promptly handed that over to Magica to use in her spell, figuring it was a win-win situation: If the spell is successful, she will stop hounding Scrooge. If not, it proves he is richer than Croesus.
%%* DramaticThunder
%%* DurableDeathtrap
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Magica [=deSpell=] in "A Little Something Special" is the only one who speaks up when Blackheart reveals that not only does he plan to steal Scrooge's money, but at the same time he'll also wipe out half of Duckburg's fondation with explosives. Although she quickly gets over it.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Mocked.
%%* ExtremeOmniGoat
* {{Fiction 500}}: Scrooge [=McDuck=].
* ForeignerForADay: In one of the stories, "His Majesty, Mcduck", [=Scrooge McDuck=] finds an old copper plaque that makes the Money Bin hill its own kingdom. He declares independence to evade taxes, but it backfires when the scheming Akers Maccovet teams up with the Beagle Boys to invade and conquer "[=McDuckland=]".
* FunetikAksent: Scrooge's family in ''Life and Times'' as well as Arpin Lusene.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the spirit of Barks.
* FurryConfusion: In "The Magnificent Seven (Minus 4) Caballeros", Josè, the anthropomorphic parrot, is at one point seen communicating with a normal parrot.
** Similarily, many stories will show regular chickens existing in Rosa's universe. Donald's other friend, Panchito, is an anthropomorphic rooster.
* GenreSavvy: When the Ducks are pursued by a hungry Spinosaurus in ''Escape From Forbidden Valley'', Uncle Scrooge suggests taking a shortcut over a cliff across an old wooden log. His nephews immediately dismiss the idea and snark that the last movie their uncle has watched was probably at a 1904 science expo.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Junior Woodchucks' Guidebook. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d ''and'' [[JustifiedTrope explained]].
* GreenAesop: "War Of The Wendigo"
* 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 [[http://cdn.zocoi.com/210/34.jpg intact]]. You could almost swear there's a guy giving them a knowing gaze as they sing it that time...
%%* HistoricalInJoke
* {{Homage}}: The two stories with The Three Caballeros. Complete with them [[http://cdn.zocoi.com/200/13.jpg performing the theme song]].
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: ''The Duck Who Never Was'' does this to Donald. [[TearJerker It works.]]
* JailBake: The Beagle Boys visit their grandfather in prison, to celebrate the birthday of their gang. They bring a huge elaborate cake, of which not much was left after the security removed all sort of tools hidden inside. Including a flamethrower.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: [[http://cdn.zocoi.com/191/02.jpg This well-known panel (bottom left)]], for instance.
* MegaMicrobes: In "The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad", Scrooge and Donald are eventually shrunk down to microscopic size due to the effects of a malfunctioning shrinking ray, and are menaced by a horde of microbes.
* MoneyFetish: Scrooge swims in it.
* MrViceGuy: Scrooge and Greed.
* NoHonorAmongThieves: In "Dream of a Lifetime", the Dalton brothers whine about the Beagle Boys stealing the horses that they themselves had stolen the other day.
* NumberOneDime: Just don't call it "lucky".
* OlderHeroVSYoungerVillain: Scrooge to several members of his RoguesGallery.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lots of characters in Rosa's timeline seem to have extraordinarily long lifespans, with Scrooge living up to the noble age of 100 and half of the characters he met in his youth still being in fine shape in the "present" (1950's), but one particularly outstanding example would be Blackheart Beagle, who back in 1880 already had sons who were old enough to wear moustaches.
* OrWasItADream: In "The Duck Who Never Was", Donald has such bad luck on his birthday that he [[ItsAWonderfulPlot wishes he were never born]] after running into a GenieInABottle. After seeing that virtually everyone is worse off without him and that Duckburg has become a hellhole, he corrects his mistake by wishing everything back. He wakes up in the normal world and assumes it was all a dream, but after he leaves the museum the genie mumbles from inside its bottle that Donald seems like quite the nutcase.
* PettingZooPeople: The dog-nosed but otherwise human supporting cast.
* 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.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''The Treasury of Croesus'', Donald calls out both his Uncle Scrooge and Magica de Spell for their greed.
-->'''Donald:''' I've had a bellyful of both you eternal fools! Year in, year out, you bring grief on yourselves all for the sake of '''getting''' rich, '''staying''' rich, or getting '''richer''' still! You'll '''never''' be happy, because you always worry about what you'll do '''next''' to complicate your '''own greedy lives!'''
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Deconstructed in "Super Snooper Strikes Again!". Donald briefly becomes a FlyingBrick after chugging down some AppliedPhlebotinum, and makes several attempts to impress his nephews with his new powers. He tries to travel around the world in an instant, but realizes that he still perceives the passage of time normally despite everyone else effectively being frozen in time while he's moving around at SuperSpeed, so the task could take him several months or even ''years'' to complete, and nobody would notice anyway. He also tries to use his SuperStrength to lift both a mountain and a sunken cruise ship, but the mountain starts falling apart at the base and the ship breaks in two due to years of rust decay to the hull.
* RunningGag:
** In ''The Sign of the Triple Distelfink'', something implausibly unlucky for Gladstone happens, prompting a character to say "What are the odds of that?", to which Gladstone becomes increasingly more annoyed.
** In "The Dream of a Lifetime", whenever Uncle Scrooge sees Donald in one of his dreams, he says "Nephew, what the [[SymbolSwearing &#*%]] are you doing here?!"
* SceneryPorn: One of the reasons Rosa was a relatively slow comics artist were the luscious, researched and detailed backgrounds that helped make his work so interesting. Probably no other artist in the Duck Comic Universe has been so good at the painstakingly beautiful scenes in the ducks' adventures.
* SelfMadeMan: Scrooge. The point being that the "making" was more important to him than "getting made" in the first place.
* TheShadowKnows: In "A Little Something Special", Magica [=DeSpell=] gives Flintheart Glomgold a magical disguise but his shadow clues the heroes to his real identity.
* ShaggyDogStory: Scrooge, as he is unable to become a Junior Woodchuck and legally get his hands on a copy of their famous guidebook, goes hunting for the remains of the Library of Alexandria in an attempt to obtain something that can rival it in knowledge. [[spoiler:That Junior Woodchuck guidebook? Yeah, it's what the contents of the Library eventually got turned into... After chasing the library the world over, his goal ends up being the only book in the world he ''can't'' obtain]].
* 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, as described above, also counts.
** ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' gets quoted at least twice.
** ''Film/CitizenKane'' is referenced three times.
** '''José Carioca''': [[Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre "It's a great joke played on us by fate or greed or whatever you prefer, but whoever or whatever played it certainly had a good sense of humor!"]]
** From the same comic, '''Gold Hat''': [[Film/BlazingSaddles "Bandages? I ain't got no bandages... I don't need no stinkin' bandages!"]]
** "Escape From Forbidden Valley" is ridden with shout outs to ''Film/KingKong.''
* ShownTheirWork: Probably the king of this trope.
** This is finely demonstrated in Don Rosa recounting a tale about him doing background research for the chapter of ''Life and Times'' which takes place in Australia: He talked to an expert in Australian Aboriginal mythology and asked what would be a suitable name for a certain kind of mythological being. The expert told him it didn't really matter, as Don Rosa was at a point where maybe half dozen people in the entire United States would notice anything was off. He still decided to not slack off there.
* TheStinger: An extra page for ''The Quest for Sampo''.
* StockholmSyndrome: Played with in "Escape from Forbbiden Valley", where Donald finds himself abducted by a large female dinosaur mistaking him for her baby. Despite not having appreciated her... unusual treatment of him, he feels very sorry for her seeing how sad she is when he gets saved, and makes sure to give her a real dinosaur egg to care for (while also allowing our heroes their escape).
* StockScream: [[MythologyGag Goofy Holler]] is used when Donald [[ItMakesSenseInContext falls horizontally along the street and crashes to a wall]] in "A Matter Of Some Gravity".
* TakeAThirdOption: Rosa had a bit of trouble with naming the star of ''Guardians of the Lost Library''. It starts with Donald and the nephews, but then once Scrooge comes in, the plot follows him, leaving Donald behind. So was it a Donald story or a Scrooge story? He decided to go with Scrooge, but when other countries labelled it as a Huey, Dewey and Louie/Junior Woodchucks story, he realized that made perfect sense, yet he never considered that as an option.
%%* ThisIsReality
* ThisWayToCertainDeath: In the Scrooge [=McDuck=] story ''The Treasure of the Ten Avatars'', Scrooge and Donald are exploring an ancient Indian city to finds the treasure stored away in the lower levels. Several thousand years ago Alexander's Greek Hoplites tried the same thing but failed to get past all the traps. The Ducks keep finding evidence of the soldiers' unfortunate deaths: armor left behind because whoever was carrying it was eaten, armour with holes pierced through them, armour ''squished like a pancake'', etc.
* ThrowTheDogABone: He did this to Donald in ''The Duck Who Never Was'', ''The Three Caballeros Ride Again'' and ''The Magnificent Seven (Minus Four) Caballeros''.
* TimeStandsStill: ''On Stolen Time''; played with in ''Super Snooper Strikes Back''.
* TitleDrop: In "A Little Something Special", the one telling Scrooge in the end she has "a little something special" for him is Goldie.
* ToxicInc: The evil boss of the logging company in the Don Rosa ''Scrooge [=McDuck=]'' story "War of the Wendigo" goes really over the top with this when the Pygmy Indians and their natural allies [[GaiasVengeance storm the building]] to stop him cutting down all the trees. He orders his workers to pump out lethal gasses to kill the bats nestled in the exhaust pipes, dumps acid in the drainage to boil the frogs clogging up the sewer, and when his employees decide ScrewThisImOuttaHere he goes completely AxCrazy with a flamethrower to burn the whole forest down.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Twice in ''A Matter Of Some Gravity''.
* VillainTeamUp: ''A Little Something Special''
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** The second generation of Beagle Boys, last seen at the end of chapter ten of [[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck Life and Times]] when Blackheart Beagle tells them to get married and start families [[IWantGrandkids so there would be more Beagle Boys]]. The next time Scrooge meets Beagle family is forty-five years later in chapter twelve, when it's already Blackheart plus his grandsons. The middle generation is never mentioned again.
** Donald's parents (his mother being Hortense [=McDuck=], Scrooge's sister) as well as his sister (the mother of Huey, Dewey and Louie) are last shown in chapter eleven, with no further appearances or mentions about what happened to them. We do see Scrooge's other sister Matilda in ''A Letter from Home'' living in their ancestral castle. Don Rosa had wanted to use Hortense in her place, but an editorial mandate stated Donald's mother is not to appear in a present-day story.
* YouAreNumberSix: According to ''The Beagle Boys vs The Money Bin'' the Beagle Boys ''themselves'' have no idea what their names are, as their parents would only refer to them by numbers. If you wanted to know your own name, they could be persuaded. Say, for two hundred bucks.