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YMMV: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • In Voodoo Hoodoo, Scrooge looked like Donald Duck when Bombie the Zombie first went after him because that was his natural youthful appearance. Here, it was just a disguise, including the flattened sideburns, which are never visible in other pictures of him with Bombie.
    • Any claims that Scrooge's Number One Dime is "lucky"note  are just rumors spread by an ignorant public.
  • Awesome Moment: Lots. This bad guy from The Prisoner of White Agony Valley says it best: "Now lookit what he's doin'! Ridin' an iceberg down the mountainside and pullin' the mountain behind him!"
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Scrooge briefly mentions his weakening eyesight in Chapters 5 and 10, foreshadowing when he eventually begins wearing his familiar spectacles. These otherwise inconsequential moments become hard to read once you know of Don Rosa's later, much more tragic and painful struggles with his own deteriorating eyesight.
  • Heartwarming Moment: The ending of The Dream of a Lifetime.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The Dream of a Lifetime involves the Beagle Boys invading Scrooge's dream, via a device stolen from Gyro, in order to steal the combination to his money bin. Guess which movie involving entering dreams in order to steal secrets came out 8 years later?
    • The last Beagle Boy to be ejected from Scrooge's dream met the Scrooge from the Klondike days and, after being defeated by him, threatened to sue Scrooge for "cruelty against bullies", since he couldn't brutalize anyone tougher than him. In "Attaaack!", Scrooge was complaining about being too old and feeble to handle criminals, prompting a Beagle Boy to claim he'd not like to meet Scrooge during his prime.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: Chapter 3 B: "The Cowboy Captain of the Cutty Sark". When you start to believe nothing can actually beat the Krakatoa's nuclear explosion, Don Rosa makes sure to prove you wrong.
  • Memetic Badass: Even Donald (who was previously skeptical to the tall tales of his uncle's past), acknowledges that Scrooge was the ultimate Bad Ass in his Klondike days.
  • Moment Of Awesome: This being Scrooge McDuck, these happen at least Once per Episode.
  • Tear Jerker : Don Rosa has ended quite a few episodes this way. Notably:
    • Hearts of the Yukon
    • The Billionaire of Dismal Downs, when the reader realizes that Fergus McDuck has passed on.
    • The Empire-Builder From Calisota
    • The Dream of a Lifetime. If you aren't touched by this one after reading all of the preceding series, you have no soul.

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