Trivia: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck

  • Creator Backlash: Don Rosa claims he didn't like thinking of "Of Ducks, Dimes, and Destinies" as a Stable Time Loop, with Magica unintentionally behind the origin of Scrooge's fortune. He prefers to believe that Magica undoing the effects of her Time Travel undid her time travel trip entirely.
  • Old Shame: An odd example—Rosa actually regrets having Scrooge McDuck smash a steamship to bits with his bare hands as he feels it skews more towards violent superhero comics than his usual fare.
  • What Could Have Been: Rosa's drafts show several changes such as — a cut sequence telling the whole history of the Clan McDuck, a Cat Fight between Goldie and a middle-aged Grandma Duck, and Scrooge's sisters never accompanying him when he attacks the voodoo village in the Congo.

    Many of these are (usually positive) cases of Executive Meddling. Egmont editor Byron Erickson persuaded Rosa for example to drop the seven-page prologue of dense family history (the story should be centered on Scrooge) and to completely rewrite chapters 3 and 8 (the first drafts were rather lame).

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