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* TheJuggernaut: he GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, also known as the "Black Knight", acquires a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose called Omnisolve that instantly annihilates anything it comes in contact with other than diamonds. (In the story where it originally appeared, it was poured on the ground and ate a shaft down to the centre of the Earth.) Wanting to end his career with the ultimate [[ImpossibleThief impossible theft]], stealing all of Scrooge's money -- or at least making it disappear so people will think he did -- he coats a knight's armour and sword with diamond dust and then Omnisolve. With these, he's almost completely unstoppable, able to walk through any obstacle and absorb any attack, from cannonballs to gasses.

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* TheJuggernaut: he The GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, also known as the "Black Knight", acquires a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose called Omnisolve that instantly annihilates anything it comes in contact with other than diamonds. (In the story where it originally appeared, it was poured on the ground and ate a shaft down to the centre of the Earth.) Wanting to end his career with the ultimate [[ImpossibleThief impossible theft]], stealing all of Scrooge's money -- or at least making it disappear so people will think he did -- he coats a knight's armour and sword with diamond dust and then Omnisolve. With these, he's almost completely unstoppable, able to walk through any obstacle and absorb any attack, from cannonballs to gasses.


* ImpossibleThief: Arpin Lusene, the Black Knight, does this all the time. No wonder, since he's an AffectionateParody of [[Literature/ArseneLupin Monsieur Lupin]] below (as well as [[GentlemanThief Gentleman Thieves]] in general). He casually steals [[SerialEscalation a man's socks while he's wearing them, the bullets from a museum guard's gun and a viking ship.]] While naked. He also stole the filament from camera's flash bulb. While the camera was in the cameraman's ''hands''. In the same story, exactly same time, he stole another reporter's ''underwear''. For context, the reporters were inquiring about Lusene's Black Knight persona, when a cameraman tries to take a picture of Lusene. [[RuleOfFunny The very next panel, Lusene is holding the filament and the other guy's underpants]] [[ButHeSoundsHandsome while denying being the Magnificent Black Knight, the world-famous master thief.]]

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* ImpossibleThief: ImpossibleTheft: Arpin Lusene, the Black Knight, does this all the time. No wonder, since he's an AffectionateParody of [[Literature/ArseneLupin Monsieur Lupin]] below (as well as [[GentlemanThief Gentleman Thieves]] in general). He casually steals [[SerialEscalation a man's socks while he's wearing them, the bullets from a museum guard's gun and a viking ship.]] While naked. He also stole the filament from camera's flash bulb. While the camera was in the cameraman's ''hands''. In the same story, exactly same time, he stole another reporter's ''underwear''. For context, the reporters were inquiring about Lusene's Black Knight persona, when a cameraman tries to take a picture of Lusene. [[RuleOfFunny The very next panel, Lusene is holding the filament and the other guy's underpants]] [[ButHeSoundsHandsome while denying being the Magnificent Black Knight, the world-famous master thief.]]


* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment. However, this only partially works, since Lusene realizes that something is wrong before he actually sets foot inside the room, and has to be forced in by Donald, who is then at his mercy.

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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS GLORPS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment. However, this only partially works, since Lusene realizes that something is wrong before he actually sets foot inside the room, and has to be forced in by Donald, who is then at his mercy.


* GracefulLoser: Arpin Lusène is very graceful about accepting defeat when Scrooge beats him fair and square and [[WorthyOpponent professes to relish their encounters]]. The second time, he even gifts Scrooge a rare painting to complete his collection of that artist's works. Not that it stops him from escaping every time.

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* GracefulLoser: Arpin Lusène is very graceful about accepting defeat when Scrooge beats him fair and square and [[WorthyOpponent professes to relish their encounters]]. The second time, he even [[PetTheDog gifts Scrooge a rare painting to complete his collection of that artist's works.works]]. Not that it stops him from escaping every time.

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* KnightsArmorHideout: GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene hides in a suit of armor when Scrooge and Donald burst into the room Lusene is currently in looking for him. He then keeps moving around when they're not paying attention and eventually escapes with the armor. This becomes plot-relevant later, since he uses the stolen armor to create the BlackKnight by coating it with the Omnisolve.


* WreckedWeapon: Lusene destroys Big Bertha, Scrooge's personal cannon that he bought as a leftover from the Second Boer War.

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* WreckedWeapon: Lusene destroys [[ICallHerVera Big Bertha, Bertha]], Scrooge's personal cannon that he bought as a leftover from the Second Boer War.



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* WreckedWeapon: Lusene destroys Big Bertha, Scrooge's personal cannon that he bought as a leftover from the Second Boer War.


Duckburg is visited by Arpin Lusène, a distinguished French gentleman who is unofficially known to be ''Le Chevalier Noir'', a notorious master thief. As his final theft before retirement, he vows to steal Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s fortune as the crowning achievement of his career. After a successful heist in the Money Bin that apparently yields little of value, Lusène accidentally comes in the possession of the dangerous Universal Solvent, a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose capable of destroying anything it touches except diamond. Together with a stolen suit of armor and a bag of diamond dust, Lusène uses the Solvent to become an unstoppable BlackKnight.

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Duckburg is visited by Arpin Lusène, a distinguished French gentleman who is unofficially known to be ''Le Chevalier Noir'', a notorious master thief. As his final theft before retirement, he vows to steal Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s fortune as the crowning achievement of his career. After a successful heist in the Money Bin that apparently yields little of value, Lusène accidentally comes in the possession of the dangerous Universal Solvent, a substance invented by Gyro Gearloose capable of destroying anything it touches except diamond.(except diamond). Together with a stolen suit of armor and a bag of diamond dust, Lusène uses the Solvent to become an unstoppable BlackKnight.

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* AchillesHeel: The only material that isn't vulnerable to the Omnisolve is diamond. This is utilized several times by the Ducks against the Black Knight, such as Donald loading a cannon with a massive diamond (it might have worked if Lusene didn't damage the cannon first) and Scrooge trapping Lusene in an air-sealed room entirely lined with diamond dust.


* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment. However, this only partially works, since Lusene realizes something is wrong before he actually sets foot inside the room, and has to be forced in by Donald, who is then at his mercy.

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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment. However, this only partially works, since Lusene realizes that something is wrong before he actually sets foot inside the room, and has to be forced in by Donald, who is then at his mercy.


* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.

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* BriarPatching: In "The Black Knight GLOPRS Again", GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment. However, this only partially works, since Lusene realizes something is wrong before he actually sets foot inside the room, and has to be forced in by Donald, who is then at his mercy.

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* PowerOfTheVoid: The Black Knight is always drawn pitch-black without any shading, making the impression that he's less a 3d object, but rather a silhouette, a knight-shaped ''emptiness'' in reality. Given [[SphereOfDestruction the effects]] of anything that touches the armor, it fits this trope just fine.


* GracefulLoser: Arpin Lusène is very graceful about accepting defeat when Scrooge beats him fair and square and [[WorthyOpponent professes to relish their encounters]]. The second time, he even gifts Scrooge a rare painting to complete his collection of that artist's works.

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* GracefulLoser: Arpin Lusène is very graceful about accepting defeat when Scrooge beats him fair and square and [[WorthyOpponent professes to relish their encounters]]. The second time, he even gifts Scrooge a rare painting to complete his collection of that artist's works. Not that it stops him from escaping every time.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In "The Black Knight [=GLORPS=] Again", Scrooge stops Lusene from destroying his money by threatening to use his influence to prevent the raid from ever being published and Lusene, whose plan consisted on destroying that money to trick people into thinking he stole it, expresses anger at Scrooge's "dishonor".


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* ItOnlyWorksOnce: After the first time the heroes stop Lusene by PullingTheRugOut, he adds a hook to the back of the armor and it prevents the rug trick from working a second time.

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