YMMV / Don Rosa

  • Adaptation Displacement: Panchito's horse, Señor Martinez actually comes from old American newspaper strips written in the 40s which, while popular in some countries, were never reprinted in English until after the publication of The Three Caballeros Ride Again.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Lots and lots and lots.
    • Special mention to "A Little Something Special". Scrooge gets a surprise visit from his old flame Goldie, who tells him she wants to give him something money can't buy and kisses him. Scrooge dismisses her, but not without getting a beaming look on his face once she leaves. Goldie also lets him know that even after all these years, she's still waiting for him. Aww...
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Scrooge gets dozens in Life and Times.
    • And in all of his several-part comics (which there are a lot of), there's at least one. AND in a bunch of the one-part ones, too. Here, here and here, for example.
  • Designated Hero: Gladstone in The Sign of the Triple Distelfink. Considering the immense lucky streaks he gets every other day of the year, it's hard to feel sorry for him if his Born Lucky status is inverted on a single one. And he accomplishes his goal of getting rid of even that spec on his entitlement to fortune, while beating Donald out of attaining any luck for himself, who can barely get by or support his nephews.
  • Fridge Logic: According to the timeline Donald and his nephews spent with Scrooge in Rosa's stories, their adventures spanned over about ten years before Rosa stopped writing. note  Of course, Huey, Louie and Dewey don't look like they've aged a day, even though they should have been nearing their 20s. Then again, Scrooge does not look like he's aged from 80 to 90 either.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Keep 9/11 in mind when you see this. It's even called the "Twin Office Towers".
  • Genius Bonus: In His Majesty, McDuck, the British commander at Drake Borough complains that he "could have gone to Tahiti with [his] friend Christian!", referencing the HMS Bounty, famous for the mutiny.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: He's a celebrity in Finland, and he has acknowledged this, to the point where he makes his speech bubbles larger than they need to be, to better accomodate an eventual Finnish translation.note 
  • Memetic Mutation: Within this wiki: Scrooge had sex.
  • Moral Event Horizon: BlackHeart Beagle in "A Little Something Special" goes beyond simply wanting to steal Scrooge's money to preparing to blow the fondations of the city away, just to hurt Scrooge, all with a grin on his face. Just imagine how many people he could have killed.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Towards the end of The Quest for Kalevala, Väinämöinen starts to play his kantele, which apparently produces music so beautiful Scrooge himself is mesmerized and states it to be "more beautiful than gold!"
  • My Real Daddy: He considers Barks the one true daddy of Scrooge.
    • Of course, Carl Barks DID create Scrooge, along with most of his supporting cast.