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* PickyEater: An example with zero humor to it: the Moon Mite's baby, as infants tend to do, stubbornly refuses to eat the metal from Della's rocket as it prefers gold, but thanks to being hunted by the moon cops the mother couldn't forage properly. You can see the despair in the mother's eyes as she [[TearJerker desperately tries to get her baby to eat.]]

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* PickyEater: An example with zero humor to it: the Moon Mite's baby, as infants tend to do, stubbornly refuses to eat the metal from Della's rocket as it prefers gold, but thanks to being hunted by the moon cops the mother couldn't forage properly. You can see the despair in the mother's eyes as she [[TearJerker desperately tries to get her baby to eat.]]

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* SpaceEpisode: This episode takes place on the Moon rather than on Earth.

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* SpecialEditionTitle: No title sequence at all, just the ''Duck Tales'' logo superimposed on the Earth as Della looks at it in determination.


* YankTheDogsChain: A particularly tragic one; one of Scrooge's rockets he sent to find Della flies near the spot on the moon where she crashed, but the Moon Mite comes by and eats Della's SOS - in the sign of a $. And in the ensuing scuffle, they create a dust cloud obscuring her from the rocket's line of sight, and the pilot thinks it's just a meteorite that hit the moon.

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* YankTheDogsChain: A particularly tragic one; one of Scrooge's rockets he sent to find Della flies near the spot on the moon where she crashed, but the Moon Mite comes by and eats Della's SOS - in the sign of a $. And in the ensuing scuffle, they create a dust cloud obscuring her from the rocket's line of sight, and the pilot [[MissedHimByThatMuch thinks it's just a meteorite that hit the moon.moon]].


*** Oxy-Chew was first used in ''Remastered'' to explain how the characters could survive on the Moon level. The main difference is that while in the game it only provided air, here it also provides water and nutrition. Its flavour is still bad though.

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*** Oxy-Chew was first used in ''Remastered'' to explain how the characters could survive on the Moon level. The main difference is that while in the game it only provided air, here it also provides water and nutrition. Its flavour is still bad though.though (although Gyro likes it).


* MythologyGag: A couple of big ones, both referencing the ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' video game:
** Oxy-Chew was first used in ''Remastered'' to explain how the characters could survive on the Moon level. The main difference is that while in the game it only provided air, here it also provides water and nutrition. Its flavour is still bad though.
** The Moon Theme now gets a full-on reprisal. And it turns out it's a lullaby Della used to sing to Huey, Dewey and Louie before they hatched.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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A couple of big ones, both referencing the ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' video game:
** *** Oxy-Chew was first used in ''Remastered'' to explain how the characters could survive on the Moon level. The main difference is that while in the game it only provided air, here it also provides water and nutrition. Its flavour is still bad though.
** *** The Moon Theme now gets a full-on reprisal. And it turns out it's a lullaby Della used to sing to Huey, Dewey and Louie before they hatched.hatched.
** The metal-eating mite is a reference to the episode "Attack of the Metal Mites" from the 1987 series, although in that episode the mites were bioengineered animals rather than alien life forms.


* AdultFear: The Moon Mite is revealed to be stealing metal [[MonsterIsAMommy to keep her baby fed]]. Considering the Moon Planet's inhabitants were actively hunting her (and thus cutting off her ability to forage properly), the Moon Mite was probably worried her baby would starve to death.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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The Moon Mite is revealed to be stealing metal [[MonsterIsAMommy to keep her baby fed]]. Considering the Moon Planet's inhabitants were actively hunting her (and thus cutting off her ability to forage properly), the Moon Mite was probably worried her baby would starve to death.death.
** As time passes, Della becomes more stressed in part because she realizes she's missing some of the most important years of her sons' lives.


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* DespairEventHorizon: After the Moon Mites leave, Della sees what's left of her ship and acknowledges she can't fix this level of damage on her own. She gives up hope of ever getting home again, though it gets better for her in the final scene.


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* TheEndOrIsIt: As Della marvels over the city, Lunaris remarks in a questionable tone that she could be useful, while Penumbra thinks she's dangerous.
-->'''Penumbra''': Watch your back, Earther.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Before looking at the manual, Della remarks that even Donald could do this. Then she sees Gyro's note and proceeds to have a Donald-like fit of anger.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: Lunaris offering Della a place in their community.


* * ShownTheirWork:

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* * ShownTheirWork:

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* * ShownTheirWork:
** As if devoted fans didn't already recognize the "Moon Theme" from the NES videogame based on the series, the closed-captioning writer even identified it exactly as such.
** The crew actually worked with disability experts to figure out how to make Della's mechanical leg as realistic as possible.
** There's also the way the moon's skyline is portrayed, as noted in TimePassesMontage below.


* FantasticRacism: Lieutenant Penumbra has a negative opinion on Earthlings, as she acts hostile towards Della and bets that she will die fighting the Moon Mite and.

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* FantasticRacism: Lieutenant Penumbra has a negative opinion on Earthlings, as she acts hostile towards Della and bets that she will die fighting the Moon Mite and.Mite.



* HumblePie: An interesting subversion in that it's not public but the character is forced to change nonetheless. When Della decides to fix the Spear of Selene and get back to earth on her own, she grabs Gyro's instruction manual saying "How hard can it be? It's only rocket science." Gyro's note "Even Della could do it" causes her to go into a fit of rage and rip the manual to shreds. A montage then plays with an orchestrated version of the iconic Moon Theme where she attempts to fix everything on her own without instructions. [[RealityEnsues It doesn't go well]]. Cue Della swallowing her pride, sticking the shreds of the manual together and attempting to read it in order to fix her rocket properly.

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* HumblePie: An interesting subversion in that it's not public but the character is forced to change nonetheless. When Della decides to fix the Spear of Selene and get back to earth Earth on her own, she grabs Gyro's instruction manual saying "How hard can it be? It's only rocket science." Gyro's note "Even Della could do it" causes her to go into a fit of rage and rip the manual to shreds. A montage then plays with an orchestrated version of the iconic Moon Theme where she attempts to fix everything on her own without instructions. [[RealityEnsues It doesn't go well]]. Cue Della swallowing her pride, sticking the shreds of the manual together and attempting to read it in order to fix her rocket properly.


* AmbiguouslyEvil: The Lunarians. Lt. Penumbra hates Della both for being an Earthling and for taking care of the Moon Mite peacefully. While General Lunaris comes off as a NiceGuy ReasonableAuthorityFigure, his private remark to Penumbra that Della could be "useful" comes as sinister compared to the rest of his dialogue.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: The Lunarians. Lt. Penumbra hates Della both [[FantasticRacism for being an Earthling Earthling]] and for taking care of the Moon Mite peacefully. While General Lunaris comes off as a NiceGuy ReasonableAuthorityFigure, his private remark to Penumbra that Della could be "useful" comes as sinister compared to the rest of his dialogue.



* CliffHanger: The episode ends with Della running into town to get gold for her ship while Lunaris makes a comment behind her back that implies he's just planning to use her to the Moonlanders' ends.

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* CliffHanger: {{Cliffhanger}}: The episode ends with Della running into town to get gold for her ship while Lunaris makes a comment behind her back that implies he's just planning to use her to the Moonlanders' ends.



* FantasticRacism: Lieutenant Penumbra has a negative opinion on Earthlings, as she bets that Della will die fighting the Moon Mite.

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* FantasticRacism: Lieutenant Penumbra has a negative opinion on Earthlings, as she acts hostile towards Della and bets that Della she will die fighting the Moon Mite.Mite and.


%%* WrongGenreSavvy: Della thinks that the FireForgedFriends trope is in play and, although Penumbra despises her initially, the two will become good friends after they go on an adventure together. While Della thinks the two of them have become friends by the end, Penumbra still does not like Della, in part because of her xenophobia.


* WrongGenreSavvy: Della thinks that the FireForgedFriends trope is in play and, although Penumbra despises her initially, the two will become good friends after they go on an adventure together. While Della thinks the two of them have become friends by the end, Penumbra still does not like Della, in part because of her xenophobia.

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* %%* WrongGenreSavvy: Della thinks that the FireForgedFriends trope is in play and, although Penumbra despises her initially, the two will become good friends after they go on an adventure together. While Della thinks the two of them have become friends by the end, Penumbra still does not like Della, in part because of her xenophobia.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Della thinks that the FireForgedFriends trope is in play and, although Penumbra despises her initially, the two will become good friends after they go on an adventure together. While Della thinks the two of them have become friends by the end, Penumbra still does not like Della, in part because of her xenophobia.


* WrongGenreSavvy: Della thinks that the FireForgedFriends trope is in play and, although Penumbra despises her initially, the two will become good friends after they go on an adventure together. While Della thinks the two of them have become friends by the end, Penumbra still does not like Della, in part because of her xenophobia.

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