Fridge / Donald Duck

Fridge Logic

  • Why exactly does Donald stay with Daisy? She leaves Donald for Gladstone whenever she damn well feels like it, and it's not like Donald doesn't have better options. (Those "better options" including Xadhoom and Kay K. The former of whom he's flirted far more with than Daisy....)

Fridge Horror
  • If you think too much about Don Rosa's Arc Welding work, you have to conclude that everyone's parents are dead.
    • Not much fridge: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck showed Scrooge's father's corpse... On the other hand, Matilda McDuck is still alive and well, so Hortense and Della could still be around.
    • Furthermore, Don Rosa usually implies that his "Present Day" stories are actually set during the heydays of Carl Barks' classic stories (thus mostly during The '50s), which means that as of right now, most characters should be either really old (e.g. Donald and even HD&L) or most probably already dead (e.g. Grandma Duck and Scrooge himself)!
      • According to Don Rosa's unofficial timeline, Scrooge died in 1967, at the age of 100. If that should make Scrooge fans upset, it might help to consider that Don Rosa's earlier stories showed Scrooge's ancestors, as well as his father, living content on as ghosts, meaning Scrooge would likely do so as well.
  • What's going to happen with all of Scrooge's money and businesses around the world after he passes away? Apparently it all goes to Huey, Dewey and Louie as they are smart and sensible enough to take care of it, but assuming they're in their teens, or at most, are young adults when the time comes, it can't turn out a very healthy life for the three having such massive wealth and responsibilities on their backs the rest of their lives.
  • There are heavy implications that Donald's post-World War II personality change (becoming more short-tempered and prone to violence) are symptoms of his having PTSD as a result of his service in the Pacific Front in the Disney Wartime Cartoons. In a pre-war comic, Donald tries to catch a thief stealing his food with a camera trap, and it turned out to be himself sleepwalking. When the same thing happened years later after the war, his nephews tried to wake him from sleepwalking with a firecracker prank. Donald promptly has a flashback to his duty in the Pacific Front, freaks out at the "Japanese-laid minefield and ambush", and throws some things at his nephews (Which in his rather frantic state he perceives to be grenades that he's flinging at Japanese soldiers).

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