* ArchivePanic: We're talkin' about a character who has appeared in a considerable quantity of videogames, thousands of newspaper strips, a frickin' helluva lot in animation, and an absolutely ''monstrous'' amount in comic book stories...which have been released in a non-stop basis since 1934 and are unlikely to ever stop as long as The WaltDisney Company operates.
* BizarroEpisode: Holy precious hell, it wouldn't be a surprise if half of the budget for ''Duck Pimples'' [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs went to LSD for the animators.]]
* EarWorm: ''"Who's got the sweetest disposition?"'' Listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jRILvxnf94 here!]]
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In the Netherlands, Poland, Italy and the Nordic countries, Donald Duck is more popular than Mickey Mouse.
** Also thanks to Italian and Nordic comics being translated he is also very popular in Germany and France.
* HilariousInHindsight: In one comic book adaptation called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_the_Andes! Lost in the Andes!]]'', Donald and his nephews discover a world that is similar to the world of ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' well before the video game was invented.
* JerkassWoobie: Donald would be a lot more sympathetic if i[t weren't for his HairTriggerTemper.
* MemeticBadass: It's a bit of a running joke on 4chan's /co/ that Donald can basically win in any fight, up to and including destroying the [[Franchise/StarWars Death Star]] single-handedly.
* MemeticMutation: ''{{Webcomic/Dolan}}''.
** From the Silly Symphony comic [[HilariousInHindsight in which he sends Goofy to a watery death]], his [[http://www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/2008/04/donaldduckyoujerk.jpg satisfied pose in the last panel]] is often [[MemeticBadass used]] to show him pimpwalking away from all sorts of catastrophes.
* MemeticPsychopath: Pretty much the point of ''{{Webcomic/Dolan}}'' is to exxagerate Donald into a psychopath.
* MoralEventHorizon: In "Donald's Happy Birthday" [[spoiler: Donald sees their nephews buying a box of cigars and wrongfully thinks that they want to smoke, when they actually wanted to make a present for him. He becomes furious than ever and decides to punish their nephews forcing'em to smoke the entire box of cigars at once in their tiny treehouse and even increases the smoke with a bellows. Even when they pass out all sick and exhausted Donald triumphantly yells for the boys to "have another cigar!"]] While Donald were a jerk in some circustances, but still holding some sympathy, here can be considered downright cruel.
* NightmareFuel: Donald going mad with godlike power in "Trombone Trouble". Along with him saying, "[[LargeHam Power, power, POWER!]]" and then laughing evilly. The sharp teeth certainly didn't help when he was laughing evilly.
** Donald ''roaring and taking a huge bite out of wood'' in "Donald's Double Trouble".
** His nervous breakdown in [[Disney/FunAndFancyFree Mickey and the Beanstalk]].
** Donald literally turning into a devil at the end of "Soup's On".
** Thanks to them editing the context, the prime time special "Down and Out With Donald Duck" treats Mickey's treatment of Donald in the short "Magician Mickey" as a moment that's left Donald severely messed up and revealed that it still gives him nightmares.
** Donald believing that he's accidentally ''amputated'' his entire lower torso a which leads him to be nearly DrivenToSuicide complete with an insane SlasherSmile on his face the whole time in "The Old Army Game."
** "Donald Duck And The Gorilla". Donald having to deal with a monstruos KillerGorilla who breaked into his house.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The name Donald Duck first appeared in a written poem, ''More Hoozoo'' in 1931. (However, the illustrated duck did not resemble the character as we know him.)
** This is bound to happen to any youngster that discovers Donald through his [[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse more]] [[MickeyMouseClubhouse modern]] [[Franchise/KingdomHearts appear]][[EpicMickey ances]] and takes time to realize the character is [[LongRunner 77 years old]].
* TearJerker: The ending of "Donald's Happy Birthday" is a pretty good contender for one.
** Also, the part where Donald thinks he killed his nephews in "Traunt Officer Donald".
* UnpopularPopularCharacter
* WereStillRelevantDammit: In ''computer.don'', Donald is depicted as being pathetically behind the times (having a rotary phone and an old fashioned ice box that Goofy stops by to refill), and is repeatedly labeled a dweeb because of it.
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