[[caption-width-right:350:WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck's in for the fight of his life.]]
->'''Gadget:''' It calls itself Solego, and all I know is that it wants the medallion and something terrible will happen if it gets it!\\
'''Solego:''' Nothing will happen that shouldn't have happened ''centuries ago!!''

An epic five-part comic story that ran in ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' in the later half of 1994, ''The Legend of the Chaos God'' (written by Bobbi J.G. Weiss and David Cody Weiss and illustrated by Cosme Quartieri) features a CrossThrough linking together ''WesternAnimation/TheDisneyAfternoon'' shows ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. The magazine started publishing the comic following Marv Wolfman's departure as the comics editor and at the start of Heidi [=MacDonald's=] run in that position. While Disney likely intended to build up to and commemorate the magazine's 50th issue, the comic ended one issue later than planned. Despite that little delay, numerous Disney Afternoon fans still think of this comic as the magazine's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome magnum opus]].

In ancient times, Solego, (the eponymous and immortal Chaos God) destroys everyone who opposes his iron-fisted rule -- until a young wizard named D'Shane manages to split Solego in two by [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoning the sorcerer's immortal mind in a crystal cage and his mystical powers in its gold setting]]. To ensure Solego's eternal imprisonment, D'Shane keeps the halves separated via a giant jade block.

Many centuries later, archaeologist and professor Simon Potsherd removes the two artifacts from the jade block and fixes a chain to the crystal for handling. He arranges to have both artifacts transported to [[WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}} Cape Suzette]], but during a battle with the Air Pirates, the gold setting ends up lost in the ocean. An ordeal at Higher For Hire arises when Solego’s spirit possesses Rebecca Cunningham via the crystal. After a minor tussle, Rebecca is freed, and Baloo and Kit drop the crystal deep into the ocean.

[[TimeSkip Fifty years later]], a lucky fisherman finds the crystal and brings it to the museum where the gold setting now resides (as it turns out, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] donated it after he found it during a diving expedition). Fat Cat and his cronies sneak into the museum later that evening to steal the crystal, and though they foil his plans, the [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Rescue Rangers]] have a brush with Solego, who nearly manages to escape his 'prison' by possessing Dale and Fat Cat. A well-timed electric shock to Fat Cat keeps Solego's two halves apart, and the Rescue Rangers have a pair of crows carry the crystal and the gold setting in different directions to keep them separated.

The crow carrying the crystal grows tired during his flight and accidentally drops it into a car with a computerized brain -- which, as fate would have it, ends up delivered to {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} in [[WesternAnimation/GoofTroop Spoonerville]]. When WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} gets a look at the car, he begins to think something has haunted it; Later that night, Solego uses the car to learn from a TV report that the gold setting has ended up back in Scrooge's possession (it now sits in the Money Bin) after it ended up in a pawn shop. Goofy sees the car hack into his television set and freaks out, and he and Pete try (to no avail) to get Solego out of the car. Solego entraps Goofy and Pete inside the car's interior, then forces the latter to turn the engine on so he can get to Duckburg. The car ends up going over a cliff, though not before Goofy and Pete escape through the windows.

Solego uses the wrecked car's still-working phone to hire Spoonerville's tow service, which tows the car to WesternAnimation/{{Duck|Tales}}burg and writes off the bill to Scrooge [=McDuck=]. The next morning, Fenton Crackshell takes a look at the car (which Scrooge insists he knows nothing about) and finds the crystal inside. Under Solego's spell, Fenton summons the Gizmoduck armor, which Solego quickly kicks Fenton out of. Solego then uses the Gizmosuit to break into the Money Bin, but discovers that Scrooge sent the gold setting to St. Canard for cleaning. After Solego leaves the Money Bin, Scrooge, Fenton, and the nephew trio meet with Professor Potsherd's son, Bisk, who reveals the backstory of the Chaos God and D'Shane. Once they have all the information on Solego, Scrooge sends Fenton to St. Canard, then calls up S.H.U.S.H. Headquarters to get in touch with the only person in St. Canard who can help now: WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck.

Over in St. Canard, J. Gander Hooter briefs Darkwing and Launchpad on their mission. The duo (and Fenton) arrive too late to stop Solego from finding the setting, however, and when Solego finally brings the crystal and the setting together, he assumes his original form and wreaks havoc across St. Canard. During his fight with Darkwing and his compatriots, the Chaos God disintegrates Fenton's Gizmosuit and turns Launchpad into chopped liver (literally), which leaves Darkwing to stand alone against an immortal sorcerer. After a brief cat-and-mouse battle between the two, [[spoiler:Darkwing accidentally defeats Solego by turning his own powers back upon him, and the medallion segments are once again sealed away.]]

''The Legend of the Chaos God'' marked a swan song for the ''WesternAnimation/{{TaleSpin}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers]]'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{DuckTales}}'' comics in ''Disney Adventures'' -- those shows never had another full-length story in the magazine afterwards (with the exception of a ''[=DuckTales=]'' story in 1996 that Disney had scheduled to run in an earlier issue). Disney [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes has never reprinted the comic after its original publishing]], but you can read in full on [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople2/solego.html this page]].


!! ''The Legend of the Chaos God'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActionPrologue: Chapter 1 opens up with Baloo thwarting the Air Pirates.
* AndIMustScream: D'Shane intended for Solego to suffer this fate for eternity, though this is averted throughout the story. It is [[spoiler:implied to happen to Solego at the end of the story, when the two halves of the Chaos God medallion are buried deep beneath the Money Bin, dooming Solego to an eternity trapped within the crystal with the gold setting just mere inches out of grasp.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Played straight but ultimately subverted:
-->'''Darkwing:''' So what does the richest duck in the world -- who might slip me a big fat bonus for a job well done -- want me to ''do'', anyway? Recover a stolen fortune? Rescue a rich niece? Guard his caravan while he goes off in search of treasure in a far-off country?\\
'''J. Gander:''' He wants you to pick up [[ArtifactOfDoom a necklace]] from the jewelers.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Happens in Chapter 5:
-->'''Launchpad:''' So what am I, chopped liver?
-->'''Solego:''' [[LiteralGenie As you wish!]] [zap]
* BilingualBonus: "Solego" translates from Latin as '[[AGodAmI the sun I am]]'.
* BuffySpeak: Right after Solego [[spoiler:disintegrates Gizmoduck]] in Chapter 5:
--> '''Darkwing:''' You--you exploded him!
* CanonForeigner: Solego, D'Shane, and the Potsherds.
* CelebrityParadox: One of the pages has Goofy apparently watching ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
* CoversAlwaysLie: The title pages in the first four parts each feature a character with glowing eyes, indicating that Solego is possessing them in the story: Rebecca in Part 1, Dale in Part 2, Pete in Part 3, and Gizmoduck in Part 4. However, Pete is never possessed; and while Solego does take over the Gizmosuit, Fenton quickly gets kicked out.
* CrossThrough: While it took a little bit of fudging to make it work given that the ''Rescue Rangers'' universe had to fit in there, it ultimately worked all five shows into the story very well.
* CursedWithAwesome: Sort of. Solego, though trapped within a crystal, has the power to possess any living or mechanical thing that comes in direct contact with the crystal.
* TheDreaded: Solego, obviously.
* DiabolusExMachina: Really, the very fact that Solego can possess things like the car and the Gizmosuit is a straight example of this trope. The trope and its title are also parodied as "Spookus ex Machina", which is the title of Chapter 3 that involves ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', as Solego does possess Pete's new car [[spoiler:and tries to harm Pete and Goofy by taking them to Duckburg]].
* {{Expy}}: Solego seems to be one of Kulan Gath, from ''Comicbook/RedSonja''.
* TheFaceless: The human security guards in Chapter 2.
* ForTheEvulz: When Solego gleefully uses the Gizmosuit to smash through the Money Bin's front door:
--> '''Solego:''' [[EvilLaugh Ha-ha-haah!]] I'd forgotten how much fun it was to break things!
** Later on, he chases Darkwing Duck around like a cat toying with a mouse.
--> '''Solego:''' So, little hero--AMUSE ME! [zap]
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: The Junior Woodchuck Guide (obviously), which has info about Solego and Professor Potsherd.
* HauntedTechnology: Solego possesses Pete's car in Chapter 3 and the Gizmosuit in Chapter 4.
* {{Homage}}: Chapter 3 is an homage to ''Literature/{{Christine}}''.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Touched upon in Chapter 1. Rebecca Cunningham puts up the biggest fight against Solego's mind control because [[MamaBear her daughter's life is at stake]].
** Solego also {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope as the reason he'd rather start possessing technology instead of people. People have personalities and feelings that can fight against him; technology has none of these things, thus giving Solego ''complete'' control.
* IdentityImpersonator[=/=]{{Blooper}}: It might have been an accident on the artist's part, but Fenton appears alongside Gizmoduck in the denouement at SHUSH headquarters.
* LargeHam: Solego.
* MagicVersusScience: Played with. Solego, impressed with modern technology, intends to [[{{Magitek}} combine it with his existing powers]] once he regains full strength. [[spoiler:And then in the end Darkwing dives behind a satellite dish, which reflects Solego's magic in the same way the knight's shield did centuries ago and again seals him in the amulet]].
* MeaningfulName: The Lost Temple of Duuminglum in the lost city of Rakkinroon[[note]]where Solego's crystal is first located[[/note]].
** Also Solego's name (see BilingualBonus above). ''Somebody'' has a high opinion of himself.
** Simon Potsherd, the archaeologist. "Potsherd" is an archaeological term for, well, shards of pottery. They tend to survive surprisingly long (especially in middens) and are some of the most common physical artifacts to come from many ancient sites.
* MindControlEyes[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom: Rebecca flashes these in Chapter 1 and Dale flashes these in Chapter 2 when Solego possesses them. Fenton also gets these eyes as he reaches for Solego's crystal in Chapter 4.
* MundaneUtility: Subverted. Scrooge [=McDuck=] hires Darkwing Duck to "pick up a necklace from the jewelers." According to Launchpad, Scrooge usually hires "low-paid menial flunkies" to do small jobs like that, but said necklace is VERY dangerous, and Darkwing is the most qualified person in St. Canard to get it.
* NeverSayDie: Averted; Solego threatens Scrooge to "bring [the medallion] to me or DIE!"
* {{Never Trust a|Trailer}} SplashPanel: The opening splash panel for Chapter 3 seems to indicate that, at some point in the story, Pete gets possessed by Solego (although this never happens; he merely buys the car that Solego possesses). Likewise for Chapter 5 (see the image above), which seems to indicate that Darkwing valiantly stands tall against a fully-powered Solego (when, in fact, he spends much of the chapter running and ducking for dear life).
* NoOntologicalInertia: Once Solego is defeated, [[spoiler:Gizmoduck un-disintegrates and Launchpad changes back to normal]].
* NotHimself: When Solego threatens Scrooge's life (see NeverSayDie above), Scrooge instantly knows that Fenton isn't in the Gizmosuit.
** In Chapter 1, Molly thinks that something is wrong with her mother when the then-possessed Rebecca growls at her. Then Baloo ''knows'' something's wrong when Rebecca steals the Sea Duck.
* OriginsIssue: We don't get any details about D'Shane trapping Solego, or Professor Potsherd locating the crystal, until Chapter 4.
* OutOfFocus: Despite being main characters on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', PJ and Max only appear on one page of Chapter 3, admiring the new car. The actual plot itself belongs to Goofy and Pete.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Solego delivers a brief one to Darkwing, mere seconds before being defeated.
--> '''Solego:''' I am ''disappointed'' in you mortals! you are no challenge anymore! You have grown soft and cowardly!\\
'''Darkwing:''' Then how come ''I'm'' still alive?!\\
'''Solego:''' Because I hoped you would prove yourself a foe of some worth! Only D'Shane [[WorthyOpponent proved his worth]], and ''he'' was a mere boy! You will die a sheep, like the rest of the sheep called men! And I shall be the only wolf among you!
* TheScottishTrope: As explained by Bisk Potsherd:
--> "He came to be known as the Chaos God, for it was bad luck to say his name aloud!"
* SealedEvilInACan[=/=]SoulJar: Solego, for most of the story.
* ShoutOut: The crows at the end of Chapter 2 are named [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Edgar and Allan]].
** Even more interesting when you factor in that Magica [=DeSpell=]'s raven brother is named Poe.
* WackyWaysideTribe: Chapter 3 is ''almost'' one of these. Except the story also serves the purpose of making Solego realize that he doesn't have to possess mortals anymore, and the ending gives him a way to reach Duckburg. Both of these things set up his hijacking of the Gizmosuit in the following chapter.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: Chapter 2, the ''[[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Rescue Rangers]]'' chapter, is the only one taking place in a universe that resembles the real world with real places, and on top of that, it's the only universe of the five populated by ''humans''. The readers have to wrap their minds around how it fits into the same continuity as the other four shows, all of which are populated by anthropomorphic animals ''in lieu of'' humans.
** The humans are depicted as funny animals for the duration of the crossover, though. Perhaps TranslationConvention one way or the other?
*** Several other ''Rescue Rangers'' comics in the magazine that weren't part of the story arc also used anthropomorphic animals as well. Maybe that was just the case for the ''Disney Adventures'' version.
** Further muddying things up is the fact that Gadget later cameos in the 2010 ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic book series.
* TheWorfEffect: Solego ''easily'' destroys Gizmoduck, and ''Darkwing friggin' Duck himself'' spends most of the story trying to stay alive. It's ''so'' serious that LetsGetDangerous is averted completely, and Solego is only defeated out of sheer dumb luck.
* YouAreTooLate: Darkwing, Launchpad, and Fenton rush to the jeweler's to get the necklace before Solego shows up, but he's already arrived when the heroes arrive -- and he has the necklace. Things get worse VERY quickly.