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* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next [[TakenForGranite you'll never know anything again]]... And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get ''less'' and less space to run- since it will soon cover the entire world, after touching something that's been already changed you'll also be turned to gold ''within seconds''! Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only ''so'' long you could stay up before your airplane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion...
* Even more fridge horror incoming: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world... This also means that Donald, the Flying [=McQuack=]s, and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!
* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.

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* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next [[TakenForGranite you'll never know anything again]]... And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get ''less'' and less space to run- since it will soon cover the entire world, after touching something that's been already changed you'll also be turned to gold ''within seconds''! Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only ''so'' long you could stay up before your airplane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion...
* Even more fridge horror incoming: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world... This also means that Donald, the Flying [=McQuack=]s, and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!
* Not to mention that the
Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.


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* The leprechauns dragging the Ducks across the floor to throw them into a pit full of hissing serpents.
* King Brian threatening to throw Far Darrig into the snake pit if he doesn't either convince Scrooge to leave the Golden Caverns alone or kill him.
* The initial appearances of the banshee and the dullahan, especially the former's chilling wails.
* Just how close Scrooge comes to being sealed inside of the Golden Caverns forever.



* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.

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* The leprechauns dragging the Ducks across the floor to throw them into a pit full of hissing serpents.
* King Brian threatening to throw Far Darrig into the snake pit if he doesn't either convince Scrooge to leave the Golden Caverns alone or kill him.
* The initial appearances of the banshee and the dullahan, especially the former's chilling wails.
* Just how close Scrooge comes to being sealed inside of the Golden Caverns forever.

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* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.

[[AC: [[Recap/DuckTalesS1E3LuckOTheDucksE Luck o' the Ducks]]]]

* The leprechauns dragging the Ducks across the floor to throw them into a pit full of hissing serpents.
* King Brian threatening to throw Far Darrig into the snake pit if he doesn't either convince Scrooge to leave the Golden Caverns alone or kill him.
* The initial appearances of the banshee and the dullahan, especially the former's chilling wails.
* Just how close Scrooge comes to being sealed inside of the Golden Caverns forever.
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* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.

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* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.two.

[[AC: [[Recap/DuckTalesS1E3LuckOTheDucksE Luck o' the Ducks]]]]

* The leprechauns dragging the Ducks across the floor to throw them into a pit full of hissing serpents.
* King Brian threatening to throw Far Darrig into the snake pit if he doesn't either convince Scrooge to leave the Golden Caverns alone or kill him.
* The initial appearances of the banshee and the dullahan, especially the former's chilling wails.
* Just how close Scrooge comes to being sealed inside of the Golden Caverns forever.


* Even more fridge horror incoming: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world... This also means that Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!

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* Even more fridge horror incoming: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world... This also means that Donald Donald, the Flying [=McQuack=]s, and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!


* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next [[TakenForGranity you'll never know anything again]]... And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get ''less'' and less space to run- since it will soon cover the entire world, after touching something that's been already changed you'll also be turned to gold ''within seconds''! Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only ''so'' long you could stay up before your airplane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion...
* Even more fridge horror: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world. This means that Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!

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* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next [[TakenForGranity [[TakenForGranite you'll never know anything again]]... And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get ''less'' and less space to run- since it will soon cover the entire world, after touching something that's been already changed you'll also be turned to gold ''within seconds''! Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only ''so'' long you could stay up before your airplane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion...
* Even more fridge horror: horror incoming: the Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world. world... This also means that Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a golden wave chasing them and transforming everything in its path!


* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next you'll never know anything again. And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get less and less space to run to since it will cover the entire world, and after touching something that's been changed you'll also be turned to gold within seconds. Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only so long you could stay up before your plane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion.
* Even more fridge horror: the gold wound up covering nearly the entire world. This means that Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well. They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a gold wave chasing them and turning everything in its path.
* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the goose because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone who the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.

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* The Golden Death. As you get older after watching this one, the FridgeHorror truly sets in. For example, there's the scene in which Scrooge's mansion is covered and everyone inside is transformed into a gold statue. It moves so quick that if you're caught unprepared: one second you could be minding your own business and the next [[TakenForGranity you'll never know anything again. again]]... And even if you do manage to see it coming and try to escape, you'll get less ''less'' and less space to run to run- since it will soon cover the entire world, and after touching something that's been already changed you'll also be turned to gold within seconds. ''within seconds''! Even taking to the air would ultimately be fruitless since there's only so ''so'' long you could stay up before your plane airplane ran out of fuel and forced you to land, sending you into oblivion.
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* Even more fridge horror: the gold Golden Death wound up covering nearly the entire world. This means that Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well. well! They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a gold golden wave chasing them and turning transforming everything in its path.
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* Not to mention that the Golden Death nearly overtakes the entire world before it's stopped. Scrooge ultimately has to ''throw'' the heavy goose just because he can't get there in time. That means that everyone who (whom the viewer has been getting to know and love for the entire show show) was effectively ''dead'', even if it was only for a moment or two.


* Scrooge's GoldFever -- not in a scream-out-loud fashion, but in a subtler, quietly unsettling one. Scrooge's mania for anything valuable is often just accepted casually or {{played for laughs}}, but this episode ultimately plays it dead seriously and draws attention to what severe consequences it could have.

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* Scrooge's GoldFever -- not in a scream-out-loud fashion, but in a subtler, quietly unsettling one. Scrooge's mania for anything valuable is often just accepted casually or {{played for laughs}}, but this episode the events from the dragon's big entrance to the climactic FriendOrIdolDecision ultimately plays play it dead seriously and draws draw attention to what severe consequences it could have.have if he ever failed to control it.



* The scene where Mrs. Beakley and Webby are making the bed and suddenly discover the outline of a person under the sheet is genuinely hair-raising since at first there is no sound or movement, or anything to indicate something like that is about to happen. It's just...there.

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* The scene where Mrs. Beakley and Webby are making the bed and suddenly discover the outline of a person under the sheet is genuinely hair-raising [[NothingIsScarier since at first there is no sound or movement, or anything to indicate something like that is about to happen.happen]]. It's just...there.


** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.) as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.

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** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.) as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.


** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]],[[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]],[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.) as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.

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** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]],[[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]],[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Plankton]], [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]], [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.) as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.


** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]],[[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]],[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.)as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.

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** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]],[[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]],[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.)as ) as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.


** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.

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** Another relatable fear is Huey admitting that he's scared of a video game villain who's one of the illusions terrorizing them. Many of us can remember being afraid of fictional monsters and villains (Such as [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Plankton]],[[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]],[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] etc.)as young children, but we never admitted it because we were afraid our friends would think we were wimps. Hell, video game villains can arguably be worse than ones from TV or movies because you effectively have to confront them yourself as part of the game, even games meant for younger or all-ages audiences. Imagine being a kid and being confronted by, say, Dracula from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Ganon from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', or Dark Matter from ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''.


** First Doofus' banana turns into a monster (with creepy green eyes, red slithering tongue, and and scowling voice provided by none other than Creator/FrankWelker which sounds surprisingly similar to [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]]). Then his nightmares quickly gets a lot more serious, when his school bully Bully Beagle shows up and threatens him. When Scrooge finds him, [[TheWoobie Doofus cries about how much he hates it when Bully picks on him]].

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** First Doofus' banana turns into a monster (with creepy green eyes, red slithering tongue, [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily rows of sharp, jagged teeth]] and and a scowling voice provided by none other than Creator/FrankWelker which sounds surprisingly similar to [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Megatron]]). Then his nightmares quickly gets a lot more serious, when his school bully Bully Beagle shows up and threatens him. When Scrooge finds him, [[TheWoobie Doofus cries about how much he hates it when Bully picks on him]].


* Seeing Uncle Scrooge as an [[AbusiveParents abusive guardian who wants nothing more than to get rid of the nephews]] and the nephews [[KidsAreCruel sneering at Uncle Scrooge]] is as scary as it is [[TearJerker heartbreaking]].

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* Seeing Uncle Scrooge as an [[AbusiveParents [[ResentfulGuardian abusive guardian who wants nothing more than to get rid of the nephews]] and the nephews [[KidsAreCruel sneering at Uncle Scrooge]] is as scary as it is [[TearJerker heartbreaking]].



* Even more fridge horror: the gold wound up covering nearly the entire world. This means that wherever they were Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well. They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a gold wave chasing them and turning everything in its path.

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* Even more fridge horror: the gold wound up covering nearly the entire world. This means that wherever they were Donald and WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck (and everyone from their corner of the world) wound up getting turned into statues wherever they were as well. They wouldn't even have known what was going on, just that there's a gold wave chasing them and turning everything in its path.


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