Follow TV Tropes

Following

History TearJerker / Ducktales2017Season2

Go To



[[/folder]]

to:

[[/folder]][[/folder]]
----


** It gets even worse when you realize that the vacation the Mcducks sent Donald on doesn't allow any contact with the rest of the world so they can officially get away from the ruckus of the world and rest in relaxation, because this means Donald has ''no'' way to tell his family, with reunited Della, that he's trapped in space!

to:

** It gets even worse when you realize that the vacation the Mcducks sent Donald on doesn't allow any contact with the rest of the world so they can officially get away from the ruckus of the world and rest in relaxation, because this means Donald has ''no'' way to tell his family, with reunited Della, that he's trapped in space!space! Talk about being denied a vacation ''and'' a reunion with his long lost sister in one day.


* As Launchpad finds out with Jim Starling in this episode, meeting your childhood hero does not always mean they are the same person you have made them out to be beforehand. Despite the high opinion Launchpad has for him and his role as Darkwing Duck, Starling is little more than a jaded, self-centered has-been who doesn't appreciate what few fans he has left, reacting with clear annoyance when he sees Launchpad (who he calls "the fainter") at the couch store opening and then pressuring him into aiding his plot to replace Drake in the film's finale so he can be in the spotlight again. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect.

to:

* As Launchpad finds out with Jim Starling in this episode, meeting your childhood hero does not always mean they are the same person you have made them out to be beforehand. from the roles you watched them play at a younger age. Despite the high opinion how Launchpad has nothing but respect for him and his role as Darkwing Duck, Starling is little more than a jaded, self-centered has-been who doesn't appreciate what few fans he has left, reacting with clear annoyance when he sees Launchpad (who he calls "the fainter") at the couch store opening and then pressuring him into aiding his plot to replace Drake in the film's finale so he can be in the spotlight again. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect.


* Meta Tearjerker: Creator/RussiTaylor passed away in July of 2019 at the age of 75, making her performance as Young!Donald the last time she'd appear in a ''Ducktales'' series.

to:

* Meta Tearjerker: Creator/RussiTaylor passed away in July of 2019 at the age of 75, making her performance as Young!Donald the last time she'd appear in a ''Ducktales'' series. This really ''was'' the Last Christmas with her...


* Lena recites the incantation to dispel the Tulpas, which also ends up dispelling the magic that allows her to stay in the real realm. Both her and Webby knows what this means as Lena slowly disappears. Thankfully, the bracelet's magic, with the help of Violet, was strong enough to bring Lena back to the world of the living.

to:

** More importantly, Webby still blames herself for losing Lena, and wants to retire from anything magical because they invoke memories of her lost best friend. Webby doesn't want Violet to become that--another memory.
* Lena recites the incantation to dispel the Tulpas, which also ends up dispelling the magic that allows her to stay in the real realm. Both her and Webby knows what this means as Lena slowly disappears. Thankfully, the bracelet's magic, with the help of Violet, was strong enough to bring Lena back to the world of the living.

Added DiffLines:

* Meta Tearjerker: Creator/RussiTaylor passed away in July of 2019 at the age of 75, making her performance as Young!Donald the last time she'd appear in a ''Ducktales'' series.


** Scrooge [[EtTuBrute feeling betrayed]] after Dewey (who nearly got killed because of Scrooge's insane escapades) and [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Manny]] decide to stop believing him, which briefly turns into anger.

to:

** Scrooge [[EtTuBrute feeling betrayed]] after Dewey (who nearly got killed because of Scrooge's insane escapades) and [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Manny]] also decide to stop believing him, him and side with Huey, which briefly turns into anger.

Added DiffLines:

* Scrooge's descent into madness over his lost coins gets serious to the point everyone else has to confront him that that he's just delirious from gold fever. Even Webby, after spending the much of the episode defending him, becomes convinced his mind might not be sound, although she still takes both sides.
** Scrooge [[EtTuBrute feeling betrayed]] after Dewey (who nearly got killed because of Scrooge's insane escapades) and [[EvenTheDogIsAshamed Manny]] decide to stop believing him, which briefly turns into anger.
--->'''Scrooge:''' Well, forget all of you! If you don't want to help me find the intruder, then I don't need ye, ye bunch of traitors!\\
''(the triplets all gasp in shock)''


** But even after that hug, Louie is the most skeptical of the triplets in giving Della an opportunity despite her failed attempts, and even admitting that he's not sure how to ''have'' a mom, since up till now he'd just been used to not having one. It isn't until Della covers his body to protect him from the falling Golden Idol that he finally begans to open up to her.
* Della overhearing what her family thinks of her and the past 10 hours she's been with them. She overhears Scrooge saying that she's not a mom and runs off in tears before she could hear the ending of Scrooge's sentence, which is Scrooge saying she needs some more time to figure out how to be one and they need to support her.

to:

** But even after that hug, Louie is the most skeptical of the triplets in giving Della an opportunity despite her failed attempts, and even admitting that he's not sure how to ''have'' a mom, since up till now he'd just been used to not having one. It isn't until Della covers his body to protect him from the falling Golden Idol that he finally begans begins to open up to her.
** When he's trying to articulate his complicated feelings, he stammers "It's probably my fault." The poor kid is ''blaming himself'' for not just being unreservedly happy about his mom's presence.
* Della overhearing what her family thinks of her and the past 10 hours she's been with them. She overhears Scrooge saying that she's not "not a mom mom" and runs off in tears before she could hear the ending of Scrooge's sentence, which is Scrooge saying she needs some more time to figure out how to be one and they need to support her.

Added DiffLines:

* After the disaster on the film set, Drake blames ''himself'' for Jim's apparent demise. Even though it was Jim who caused the explosion in the first place.


* The slow reveal that Jim Starling is a jerk. Launchpad idolizes him but Jim just bosses him around, calling him stupid and not listening to his advice. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect.

to:

* The slow reveal that As Launchpad finds out with Jim Starling is a jerk. in this episode, meeting your childhood hero does not always mean they are the same person you have made them out to be beforehand. Despite the high opinion Launchpad idolizes has for him but Jim just bosses and his role as Darkwing Duck, Starling is little more than a jaded, self-centered has-been who doesn't appreciate what few fans he has left, reacting with clear annoyance when he sees Launchpad (who he calls "the fainter") at the couch store opening and then pressuring him around, calling him stupid and not listening to into aiding his advice.plot to replace Drake in the film's finale so he can be in the spotlight again. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect.


* The slow reveal that Jim Starling is a jerk. Launchpad idolizes him but Jim just bosses him around, calling him stupid and not listening to his advice. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect
* Jim's transformation into Negaduck. He was just an actor who couldn't accept another taking on his most famous role. He ends up going insane and declares that if the world wants grim and gritty and violent he's more than happy to play that role.
** Launchpad ALMOST gets through to Jim with his speech, causing Jim to stare at himself and realize what he almost did. But then Drake tries to save Launchpad from an explosion and Jim shoves his way in yet again, sealing his descent into villainy (the explosion, electrocution and chemicals probably didn't help his mental state either). Jim is left completely out of touch with reality and visibly delusional as he rambles, believing everything that happened was just a setup, a plot to humiliate him, and it's then that the understanding sinks in that [[ThatManIsDead Jim Starling DID die in that explosion]]. Only Negaduck remains.

to:

* The slow reveal that Jim Starling is a jerk. Launchpad idolizes him but Jim just bosses him around, calling him stupid and not listening to his advice. This is in direct contrast to Drake, who Launchpad is trying to sabotage but who quickly bonds with him and treats him with respect
respect.
* [[StartOfDarkness Jim's transformation into Negaduck. Negaduck.]] He was just an actor who couldn't accept another taking on his most famous role. He ends up going insane and declares that [[ThenLetMeBeEvil if the world wants grim and gritty and violent violent, he's more than happy to play that role.
role.]]
** Launchpad ALMOST gets through to Jim with his speech, causing Jim to stare at himself and realize what he almost did. But then Drake tries to save Launchpad from an explosion and Jim shoves his way in yet again, sealing his descent into villainy (the villainy: the explosion, electrocution and chemicals probably didn't help his mental state either). state, either. Jim is left completely out of touch with reality and visibly delusional as he rambles, believing everything that happened was just a setup, a plot to humiliate him, and it's then that the understanding sinks in that [[ThatManIsDead Jim Starling DID die in that explosion]]. explosion.]] Only Negaduck remains.

Added DiffLines:

* Della's reaction to seeing her kids for the first time in ten years: falling on her knees and tearing up at the site of her boys all grown up.


* While Dewey and Huey are overjoyed to see Della, Louie first goes into denial, insisting it's a trick, a curse by Magica, or some parallel dimension. He's so terrified of it all being a lie that he couldn't accept it...until Della hugs him and he breaks down crying.

to:

** And it becomes full blown heartwarming when Scrooge's first action is to ''hug Della and spin her around with such glee and happiness in his voice''. He's just so happy to see her again.
* While Dewey and Huey are overjoyed to see Della, Louie first goes into denial, insisting it's a trick, a curse by Magica, or some parallel dimension. He's so terrified of it all being a lie that he couldn't accept it...until Della hugs him and he breaks down crying. It's even reinforced as he begins to cry and gives a small "Mom!" as Della falls to her knees and embraces him.



** The sheer irony hits fans that while Della's all reunited with her kids...Donald's on the Moon and arrested by Lunaris and the Moonlanders, with them ''not knowing this''. It's even worse when you see Della enter Donald's boathouse and see all the pictures of him raising her kids and commenting how he deserves the vacation he was given after spending ten years raising them (which he obviously isn't on...).

to:

** The sheer irony hits fans that while Della's all reunited with her kids...Donald's on the Moon and arrested by Lunaris and the Moonlanders, with them ''not knowing this''. It's even worse when you see Della enter Donald's boathouse and see all the pictures of him raising her kids and commenting how he deserves the vacation he was given planned by everyone after spending ten years raising them (which he obviously isn't on...).

Added DiffLines:

* When the family joins hands for their LeapOfFaith, Glomgold tries to take Scrooge's hand but Scrooge doesn't notice and jumps with the family. Despite everything, [[TragicVillain Glomgold]] looks legitimately saddened.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 17

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report