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* HoldUpYourScore: The triplets pull out three scoreboards after Launchpad's latest crash (caused when he freaked out over the harpies swarming the plane).

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* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: Launchpad namedrops the phrase when he's telling Ludwig how the harpies crashed his plane in the beginning of the episode.


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, the ending is changed from Scrooge giving up the fleece in a different way to giving it up to save Launchpad from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, Additionally, the ending is changed from Scrooge giving up losing interest in the fleece in because it's too cold to serve as a different way replacement for his old coat from to giving it up to save Launchpad from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.



* BridalCarry: A female-on-male example; the harpy who falls in love with Launchpad carries him while she's fleeing from the dragon.

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* BridalCarry: A female-on-male example; the harpy who falls in love with Launchpad carries him in her arms while she's fleeing from the dragon.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Despite all the weird things he has seen, Scrooge doesn't believe Launchpad's account of harpies crashing his plane until his nephews mention he told them the same story.


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* DroppingTheBombshell: Early in the episode, Scrooge reads the myth of the golden fleece to his nephews. One of them casually remarks that Launchpad told them the same story, but better. Hearing this, Scrooge decides that maybe Launchpad was telling the truth and the golden fleece actually exists.

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* BookEnds: The story begins and ends with Launchpad in Dr. Ludwig Von Drake's office.


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* ThemeNaming: All the harpies whose names are revealed have names beginning with "A".

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* SavedByThePlatformBelow: Scrooge is wrestling to keep ahold of the titular treasure as the harpies try to grab it from him and falls off the makeshift helicopter the triplets are flying as a result. Fortunately, he lands on a spot not far down -- the head of the dragon that normally guards the fleece. (Even more fortunately for Scrooge, the dragon doesn't notice him as it's focused on someone else.)

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Launchpad agrees to be the harpies' dinner guest to help Scrooge get the fleece because he wants his boss/friend to be happy. He nearly dies because of it.


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, the ending is changed from Scrooge successfully taking the fleece to giving it up to save Launchpad from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, the ending is changed from Scrooge successfully taking giving up the fleece in a different way to giving it up to save Launchpad from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.


* AnAesop: Do not let greed tempt you into doing the wrong thing.

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* AnAesop: Do not let greed {{Greed}} tempt you into doing the wrong thing.



* TheCameo: Ludvig von Drake makes a couple of brief appearances as Launchpad's psychologist.

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* TheCameo: Ludvig Ludwig von Drake makes a couple of brief appearances as Launchpad's psychologist.



-->'''Scrooge''': What have I done? Nobody's life is worth this! I let my greed pull the wool over my eyes.

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-->'''Scrooge''': What have I done? Nobody's life is worth this! I let my greed pull the wool over my eyes.eyes.
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* NothingPersonal: While the harpies almost get Launchpad killed, they don't show any malice towards him; they just need to feed the dragon. One of them even namedrops the trope.



* WhatHaveIDone: Scrooge obsessively ignores all his nephews' protests about his behavior , but when he's confronted up close and personal with the fact that his lust for the Golden Fleece will cost Launchpad his life, he is horrified and immediately repents.

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* WhatHaveIDone: Scrooge obsessively ignores all his nephews' protests about his behavior , behavior, but when he's confronted up close and personal with the fact that his lust for the Golden Fleece will cost Launchpad his life, he is horrified and immediately repents.


* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: Scrooge [=McDuck=] almost abandons Launchpad in danger over the Golden Fleece, but his friend's scream for help brings Scrooge to his senses.
-->'''Launchpad''': Mr. [=McDee=], help, please!
-->'''Scrooge''': What have I done? Nobody's life is worth this! I let my greed pull the wool over my eyes.



* WhatHaveIDone: Scrooge obsessively ignores all his nephews' protests about his behavior , but when he's confronted up close and personal with the fact that his lust for the Golden Fleece will cost Launchpad his life, he is horrified and immediately repents.

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* WhatHaveIDone: Scrooge obsessively ignores all his nephews' protests about his behavior , but when he's confronted up close and personal with the fact that his lust for the Golden Fleece will cost Launchpad his life, he is horrified and immediately repents.repents.
-->'''Launchpad''': Mr. [=McDee=], help, please!
-->'''Scrooge''': What have I done? Nobody's life is worth this! I let my greed pull the wool over my eyes.


* KarmaHoudini: Yes, the harpies don't really want to feed people to the dragon, but [[InferredHolocaust they've been doing it for years]] and...they get a rest from the dragon's roaring.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Yes, the harpies don't really want to feed people to the dragon, but [[InferredHolocaust they've been doing it for years]] and...they get a rest from the dragon's roaring.roaring.
** Scrooge essentially winds up this way as well. While he doesn't get the Fleece, he doesn't really end the episode any worse off than he began it, despite being guilty of (at least) reckless endangerment.


Scrooge, realizing that Launchpad's supposed hallucinations of harpies fit in with the story in one of his books, goes on a trip to find the golden fleece. However, Scrooge's desire for the fleece quickly gets out of control. How far is the world's richest duck willing to go to possess the treasure?

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Scrooge, realizing that Launchpad's supposed hallucinations of harpies fit in with the story in one of his books, goes on a trip to find the golden fleece. However, Scrooge's long-held desire for the fleece quickly gets out of control. How far is the world's richest duck willing to go to possess the treasure?


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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: For unknown reasons, the writers changed the way Scrooge tries to obtain the fleece from judging a cooking contest to having Launchpad act as "the big deipno"[[note]]"dinner", for a dragon, specifically[[/note]] and get the fleece's location out of the harpies so Scrooge and the boys can find it. As a result, the ending is changed from Scrooge successfully taking the fleece to giving it up to save Launchpad from being roasted or {{eaten alive}} by the fleece's guardian.


* ImAHumanitarian


* GoldFever: Scrooge has wished he could somehow find the Golden Fleece since he heard about it as a child, and when he realizes that it may actually be real, he immediately goes after it. Unfortunately, as traditional, his lust for the fleece blinds him to all else, despite his nephews' calling out over his behavior.

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* GoldFever: Scrooge has wished he could somehow find the Golden Fleece since he heard about it as a child, and when he realizes that it may actually be real, he immediately goes after it. Unfortunately, as traditional, his lust for the fleece blinds him to all else, despite his nephews' calling out over his behavior. behavior.
* ImAHumanitarian


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* VerticalKidnapping: The group has just crash-landed on the island (possibly due to the harpies swarming them) and are trying to figure out what to do next. Then the harpies grab and carry off Launchpad, forcing the others to build a makeshift helicopter to follow them.

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