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!![[WesternAnimation/DuckTales The series]]:
* AccidentalAesop: "Superdoo", in which Doofus becomes a SmugSuper after gaining powers thanks to a strange rock, could be seen as saying, "Don't try to improve yourself; know your place."
* AdaptationDisplacement: Which version is better known depends on where you live. The comics that the show was based on seem to have grown rather obscure in America, but in most of Europe, the comics are still far better known than the cartoon. In France, the comics are still well known while most people hardly even heard of the cartoon.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** In ''Metal Attraction'', is Gandra an ungrateful bitch for not thanking Fenton for the lengths he goes to make her happy, or she is justified in complaining that he is overdoing it?
** Was Gandra despising Fenton because filming her for the Pep commercial ruined her reputation in ''The Big Flub'' uncalled for, or did she have every right to be angry at her boyfriend because of the town's backlash to a product that Fenton didn't bother to test before releasing?
** Is Launchpad a bad pilot, a good pilot [[CaptainCrash who can't land straight]], or [[BunnyEarsLawyer a good pilot who has a weird idea of personal style]]? Fans of the show all over the internet (or even ThisVeryWiki) will tell you different things.
* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Seen by critics as a huge, expensive folly that would cost Disney millions with very little reward. [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs As happened once before]], they were so very wrong.
* AngstWhatAngst:
** Despite being ditched by not one but two parental figures (Donald and their mother, [[MissingMom whatever happened to her]]) Huey, Dewey and Louie barely have an angsty moment between them.
** In general, the heroes tend to recover from being terrified, captured, and/or almost killed rather rapidly, regardless of how much the situation freaked them out while it was happening.
*** It's very in-character for [[BadassGrandpa Scrooge]] to bounce right back after dangerous situations, having [[SeenItAll lived through a lot]]. Huey, Dewey and Louie [[ItRunsInTheFamily have always been spunky kids]] [[BadassFamily to begin with]], so add to that natural disposition the fact that they see their great-uncle as their role model...(Of course, this doesn't explain the other characters.)
* {{Anvilicious}} and SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
** The episode ''Blue Collar Scrooge'' is not subtle at all about its themes of relation between workers and bosses, and the workers' rights. But its themes are [[ValuesResonance important to this day]].
** Likewise, ''[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E26TheGoldenFleecing The Golden Fleecing]]'' is not subtle with its moral of not letting greed tempt you into doing the wrong thing.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The first season in particular has some of the best traditional animation ever put on television.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Pretty much the entire instrumental score, rich with leitmotifs and themes that uplift and inspire. Pay any attention to the music, particularly during the "Treasure of the Golden Suns" five-parter, and it becomes apparent how much love Ron Jones poured into scoring this series. It's a positive tragedy that, to this day, Disney Records still hasn't released the BGM to the public on a CD collection. It's perhaps an even more appalling tragedy that even among WesternAnimation/DuckTales fans, those who pay enough attention to the score to ''merit'' a CD release comprise a very small [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtdIZU7FYtk pocket]] [[http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/forum/displayquestion.php?topicid=7286 fandom]].
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Fenton/Gizmoduck is an interesting case since the love/hate reactions he gets often stem from whether a fan encountered him first on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' or ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. For fans who watched the former first, he's often an EnsembleDarkhorse as is shown below on this very page. For fans who met him when he cameod alongside St. Canard's resident vigilante hero, he's often not nearly so well-liked. But then, if these second group of fans goes back and retroactively watches ''[=DuckTales=]'', they often warm up to Fenton/Giz after seeing him fleshed out and with a real backstory other than just DW's rival. See RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap.
** Webby. Some hate her for her Purity Sue, TastesLikeDiabetes tendancies and find her to be a DamselScrappy and terrible role model for the show's young female audience members when compared to Huey, Dewey and Louie. Others find her adorable and like how she subverts the RealWomenDontWearDresses trope by managing to be extremely feminine and getting to adventure and save the day on occasion. The base just can't decide, even to this day. It didn't help that she was designed and animated to look the same age as the nephews but was probably meant to be much younger, justifying some of her worse moments.
* BizarroEpisode: ''[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E3LuckOTheDucks Luck O' The Ducks]]'' which sees Scrooge and co. head to Ireland and stay in a castle populated by humanoid leprechauns. No, not Disney dogs or ducks, actual little humans. It's weird.
* BrokenBase:
** Some fans feel that season two was inferior to the first and that it had weaker animation and missed the adventure stories that made up season one. Others felt that the second season was just as strong as the first, if not even better.
** The news of the revival is currently a big one. Some are ecstatic that Disney is revitalizing the characters for a new generation and hoping that this will lead to the same happening for other Disney cartoons from the same era. Others are less enthused, worried that TheyChangedItNowItSucks will ensue by the new show not capturing what made the original a fan favorite.
* CanonFodder: Just what the heck happened with the triplets' MissingMom and DisappearedDad anyway? In the comics we know they've passed away, but it's never made clear in the show itself.
** Scrooge dusting off the cape (or at least buying a new one) and returning as the Masked Mallard is very popular in FanArt and FanFic alike.
* CrackPairing: Scrooge/Fenton. Heck, it's even called ''[=McCrack=]''.
* EarWorm:
** The TitleThemeTune. Even if you've never seen an episode of the show in your life, you know the theme song of it, whether you want to admit it or not. This song is in the repertoire of the University of Oregon pep band, due to its catchiness and because the U of O mascot is a duck.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_INPnuByMlc Boogie Beagle Blues]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Launchpad, who later went on to become WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck's sidekick. Ironically, when Launchpad started [[CanonImmigrant appearing in non-''[=DuckTales=]'' related comics]], he was poorly received by comic readers and accused of being an unnecessary carbon copy of Donald. Which is really weird, considering that Launchpad hardly ever gets angry or complains about doing what he's told to do. Donald's defining characteristic, on the other hand, is his temper.
*** It's really not that weird. Launchpad isn't similar to Donald personality-wise, but the role he played on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' was an obvious stand-in for Donald's usual role in the comics. Since the comics already have the actual Donald, Launchpad is a rather pointless character in most of his comic appearances. This, coupled with writers not knowing what to do with the character, probably led to some readers thinking of Launchpad as, essentially, "Donald minus his personality".
** Glittering Goldie, who appeared in a handful of episodes despite only appearing in one Creator/CarlBarks story. Rosa also padded out the character a lot in comics that mostly came ''after'' the show, including his [[Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck epic masterpiece]].
** Gizmoduck, plain and simple. He turned an accountant into the most powerful array of mechanical components and accessories who is a bodyguard and security guard for Scrooge, as well as a super hero to Duckburg and even went on to help WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck protect St. Canard.
* EvilIsSexy: Magica De Spell, Circe, Cinnamon Teal, Feathers Galore and Boom-Boom Beagle.
* FandomSpecificPlot: Scrooge becoming the Masked Mallard again and teaming up with Gizmoduck is very popular.
** The triplets' parents coming to [=DuckBurg=] to reunite with them.
** Crossovers with the WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck cast were a given even before the comics.
* FanonDiscontinuity: Since he was so poorly received and then barely appeared again after his debut episodes, many fans will either ignore or just honestly forget Bubba's existence till someone reminds them he's still supposed to be part of the [=McDuck=] household.
* FoeYay:
** Scrooge and Magica de Spell.
** Also Scrooge and Ma Beagle.
* FriendlyFandoms: With WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, natch.
* GeniusBonus: In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E9DimeEnoughForLuck Dime Enough for Luck]]", Gladstone Gander hums "[[Theater/GuysAndDolls Luck Be a Lady]]" just before he is brainwashed into helping Magica and has his luck turned bad. While it works just based on the title and Gladstone's {{Born Luck|y}}iness, viewers who know the song will get more out of the joke, given that "Luck Be a Lady" is actually talking about how unreliable luck is -- the lyrics amount to, "Luck, ''please'' be a lady tonight, and don't skip out on me and leave me to hang, because you do that a ''lot''."
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In "All Ducks on Deck" The Phantom Blot was boasting about how evil he is by saying "I am the Phantom Blot! I make Darth Vader look about as scary as a hood ornament of a 53 Buick! Compared to me, Dr. Doom is a wimp!" Guess what franchises Disney eventually got ownership of?
** In "Blue Collar Scrooge", Scrooge loses his memory and has to go to work at one of his own factories. While doing so, he learns what it's like to be one of his own employees. When he gets his memory back, he makes a number of changes that benefit his employees. Remove the amnesia element and you have ''Series/UndercoverBoss''.
** In "A [=DuckTales=] Valentine", Scrooge is struck by a curse which is only broken by the power of true love, of the platonic variety. To some degree, it seems like an early attempt to write a story with the {{A|nAesop}}esop of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* InferredHolocaust: Taken from the FridgeHorror in "The Golden Fleecing". A group of harpies kidnap Launchpad and nearly feed him to a dragon that guards the fleece. Ultimately, Scrooge sedates the dragon by dropping the fleece over its eyes and the harpies gladly let the heroes leave...just try not to think too hard about what happened to the ''other'' people who happened on the island or came there hunting the fleece.
* JerkassHasAPoint: In the multi-parter ''[[Recap/DuckTalesS2E1TimeIsMoney Time Is Money]]'', Scrooge is [[WhatTheHellHero frequently called out for his shabby treatment of Bubba]] to the extent even his own conscience becomes ashamed of him. However, the show ignores the fact that Bubba's actions ''are'' incredibly, albeit innocently, disruptive and destructive in Scrooge's business and home life to the extent he almost loses his fortune to the Beagle Boys because of him. While Scrooge was very mean to Bubba, it's hard not to feel a little bad for the guy as he suffers catastrophe after catastrophe and no one seems to care beyond how he hurt Bubba's feelings.
* MemeticBadass: Scrooge seems pretty strong to be ''able'' to swim through a pile of gold coins.
* MemeticMutation:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79c5JKjAQFg A sea monster...ATE MY ICE CREEEEEEEAM!!]]"
** This show was just as memetic when...THAT LOUSY, ROTTEN, BUMBLING, POLECAT [=McQUACK=] (*gasp*) LOST US THE BATTLE AT DUCK RIDGE!
** There was a meme back on YTMND (And rare cases [=YouTube=]) which involved {{Mondegreen}} and interpreting foreign lyrics. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QLpj3onK0 The Finnish version of the Ducktales theme]] was one that started this trend. (And it's quite an EarWorm too).
* {{Moe}}: Webby.
* MostAnnoyingSound: The [[CannotTellALie magical harp's]], "Uh-uh-uh! You are fibbing, fibbing, fibbing!" got old very fast.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** The Beagle Boys mainly resort to burglary and thievery throughout the show, and don't really harm anyone[[note]]Not that they didn't ''threaten'' to; "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E49TheMoneyVanishes The Money Vanishes]]" and "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E53HeroForHire Hero for Hire]]" are good examples[[/note]]. However, they cross this line BIG time in the series finale, "[[Recap/DuckTalesTheGoldenGoose The Golden Goose]]", when they [[spoiler: turn Huey, Dewey, and Louie into golden statues, essentially killing them...though the effect is reversed at the end of the episode]]. They get their comeuppance when they [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedKarma suffer the same fate]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and it's their own fault it happens no less]]]].
** Fritter O'Way in "Down and Out in Duckburg" was already a {{Jerkass}}, but once he discovers that Scrooge can get his fortune back, he goes to where he and the others are at and opens fire on them with a rifle intent on killing them or sinking their ship.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: As said above, Fenton/Gizmoduck for those who disliked him in ''WesternAnimation/DarkWingDuck'' but then met him again in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''.
* TheScrappy:
** Bubba the Cave Duck & Tootsie the Triceratops are viewed as unnecessary and unwelcome additions to the primary cast. Their ever-increasing time in the spotlight in later episodes didn't help. This is so bad that he was PutOnABus shortly after starring in a few episodes.
** It can be argued that Webby is a BaseBreakingCharacter at least, being essentially the female edition of the duck triplets. Probably classes as Annoying Younger Sibling, but she did have quite a few {{Awesome Moment}}s to neutralize some of her TastesLikeDiabetes moments. It could have to do with the fact that she's a Purity Sue mixed with a Damsel Scrappy. She often got in trouble or captured, forcing everyone else to drop everything so they could come to her aid. When that wasn't the case, whenever she was directly involved in an episode's story she'd almost always be the one to save the day, often making the other characters look completely incompetent by comparison (for example, one episode has her pulling a BigDamnHeroes and saving Launchpad from drowning since he doesn't know how to swim... EVEN THOUGH SEVERAL EPISODES BEFORE THIS HAVE HAD THE GANG GO UNDERWATER AND HAVE SHOWED HIM SWIMMING JUST FINE).
** Gandra Dee is not particularly well-liked, mostly due to being a FlatCharacter and SatelliteLoveInterest for Fenton, not to mention the hate she gets from Fenton's fans for being insensitive to him.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Half of Webby's appearances are accompanied by music of this kind.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Three of them in fact. Launchpad's loving family; Ripcord, Birdie and Loopy [=McQuack=] are very well liked and fondly remembered despite only appearing once in the episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]" (with Ripcord and Loopy getting a non-speaking cameo in "Til Nephews Do Us Part"). Fans requested they make another appearance but all they got was a cameo in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E57UFFoe U.F. Foe]]."
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Scrooge finds out that Fenton is Gizmoduck at the end of "Super [=DuckTales=]". If Fenton's secret had stayed that way passed his introductory episodes, it would have been interesting to see how he'd have juggled trying to work two jobs as Scrooge's accountant and security guard without his boss uncovering his secret.
* ToyShip:
** There's some fanfiction pairing Webby with one of the three nephews. Of course, in canon, her romantic life is never settled, barring one episode showing a potential future where she ends up HappilyMarried to [[spoiler: Doofus Drake]].
** Also: CrossoverShip. You'd be ''surprised'' how much fanfiction there is pairing one of the boys, usually Louie, with [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Gosalyn Mallard]].
%%* UglyCute: Bubba
* UncannyValley: A few times when they tried to make [[MsFanservice some of the background dogs]] easier on the eye by downplaying their canine traits and upping their human ones. The results were pretty creepy, especially alongside the very cartoonish regulars.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Scrooge in ''Time Is Money''. Yes, he was acting nasty, but Bubba ''was'' destroying his property, even if it was unintentionally.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The Junior Woodchucks in "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E45Superdoo Superdoo]]", who turn against Doofus for doing the things they were doing to him before he became empowered.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The duel between the real and faux Masked Mallards in the episode of the same name is gloriously animated, and holds up even today nearly 25 years later.
* WhatAnIdiot: With one hundred episodes and a movie, most members of the cast had their moments. Examples would be Huey, Dewey and Louie becoming convinced Launchpad was Gizmoduck (despite having seen the two together many times) and Fenton not believing Scrooge when his boss told him there were two Masked Mallards running around for almost the same reason.
* TheWoobie:
** Webby, so very much. Even though the boys allow her around and [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther demonstrate that they really do care about her (sometimes)]], they often brush her off when she wants to join their project-of-the-week.
** Fenton Crackshell was extraordinarily good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had a big case of bad luck and a tendency to screw things up, and he was beaten up by the Beagles ''four times'' in one episode alone. And he lived with his trailer trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him. Of course, we're still talking about a relatively light-hearted cartoon, and plenty of this was played for laughs. But the poor guy deserved all of the breaks, that he could ever catch...
** The show carefully avoids drawing attention to this, but Huey, Dewey, and Louie were already orphaned by their biological parents (the original 1930s cartoons show them abandoned on Donald's doorstep) when Donald decides to up and abandon them to his elderly, initially uncaring uncle to pursue a career in the navy. Glimpses of the future suggest that he never returns to them, and over time he stops being mentioned at all. Luckily Scrooge quickly warms to them and does his level best to be a good caregiver, but, still, that's a pretty horrifying back story.
** Doofus Drake. While he's typically used as comic relief, what the show reveals about his life isn't very positive. On top of being saddled with a cruel name, he's bullied at school by the Beagle Boys' younger brother and out of it by the Junior Woodchucks. Even Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby aren't above taking cracks at him and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes don't seem to really like him]], despite letting him hang around.

!![[VideoGame/DuckTales The games]]:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPkhhLC1tf8 The Moon]], one of the greatest songs of the 8-bit era, and one of the most praised and well-remembered video game songs ever.
** ''[=DuckTales=]: Remastered'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgNFH3OiJg its own awesome variant of that famous bit of music]].
* CriticalDissonance: The remake's rather divisive; quite a few critics savaged it, but quite a few [=YouTubers=] loved it.
* DisappointingLastLevel: The last level of the game is... Transylvania. Which you had to go through twice before, and it's exactly the same as it was before. Subverted in the remake, where the last level is replaced by [[spoiler: Mount Vesuvius, aka Magica's lair]].
* [[EightPointEight 4.5]]: The [=GameSpot=] review of ''[=DuckTales=]: Remastered'' written by Tom [=McShea=] [[ItsHardSoItSucks was]] [[CriticalResearchFailure very]] [[TheyJustDidntCare infamous]].
* FirstInstallmentWins: The second game's problem isn't so much it being a bad game as most gamers just not being aware that it ''existed''. Aside from that it's usually acknowledged to be a decent sequel, albeit not quite as good as the first.
* GoodBadBugs: In the Game Boy version, if you can nab one of Mrs. Beakley's ice creams before they appear on the screen, it doesn't refill your life, but instead acts as a "red" diamond, giving you $50,000! Grabbing all four nets $200,000, and you can scroll her off the screen to come back and collect again, and it's an easy way to get tens of millions of dollars by sacrificing a few lives in the African Mines for easy money!
* HilariousInHindsight: Brentalfloss did a 'What if the Moon theme to Duck Tales NES had lyrics?', at one point explicitly saying it sounds like an ending credits theme. Come ''Remastered'', not only is the Moon theme a recurring motif in the soundtrack, it gets a rather heartfelt piano remix in the second half of the credits.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A lot of critics threw this accusation at ''Remastered'', saying that choosing to marry modern visuals and storytelling devices with 1989 gameplay was a stupid idea, and that Disney and [=WayForward=] should have made a completely new game from scratch.
* MoralEventHorizon: In the remake's storyline, both EvilSorceress Magica De Spell and EvilCounterpart Glomgold were pretty much the [[LaughablyEvil cartoony villains]] like they were in the series. But if the former's kidnapping [[PowerTrio Huey, Dewey, and Louie]] and the latter's [[EtTuBrute teaming up]] [[ILied with Magica's side]] [[VillainTeamUp the whole time]] wasn't bad enough, there's them letting the boys be killed by Count Dracula Duck.
* NarmCharm: The [[GoodBadTranslation engrishy]] ending for the prototype version of the first game. Scrooge tells his nephews that the [[AnAesop one thing more important]] than the treasures he found is [[http://dreamandfriends.com/2012/12/31/dream-and-friends/ "Dream and Friends"]]. ''Remastered'' references this [[spoiler:for a heartwarming AWinnerIsYou effect upon beating the hardest difficulty mode]].
* SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The NES game is very much in the running for being the best example of this trope; the game actually became a classic and is considered one of the finest games made during the 8-bit era, by Creator/{{Capcom}} or ''anyone''. Its sequel is rare, but had similar reception. In modern times, it's ranked up along with ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' (which is, interestingly, another Disney property) as an example of a licensed game done ''right''. Hell, Game Informer and EGM have BOTH placed it at #2 of all-time... In fact, as it says on the game's page, the game is SO popular it got an [[UpdatedRerelease HD remake]].
* PanderingToTheBase: ''Remastered'', possibly, with its references to the Moon level theme[[note]]which has become MemeticMutation[[/note]] in both the level select theme, and the ending credits music (which is the TV theme song, followed by a piano rendition of said Moon theme), and with the ability to play the game using the original 8-bit music from the NES game.
* ThatOneAchievement: "Look Ma, No Spats". This achievement has you getting to the other side of the underground section of the Amazon, using only the pogo jump. While this was fairly easy to do in the NES version, Remastered decreases the amount of length between the top and the bottom, making this really harder to do, especially when the PC version of the game is running slowly. Did we mention the section is also [[SpikesOfDoom littered with thorns]]?
* ThatOneLevel:
** [[spoiler:The last section of Mount Vestivus in ''Remastered''. It requires ''very'' precise plaforming, which will most of the time lead to your downfall. Toppled with the fact that you lose a life if you fail to reach the top in time.]]
** The Amazon and the Himalayas are considered the hardest of the initial five stages due to their higher concentration of annoying enemies and precision platforming than the others.
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