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In 1967, Scrooge McDuck was killed on his final adventure. His vast fortune was split between his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. By 1970 all three had become estranged from one another, having gone their separate ways, in argument about the best way to treat the fortune from their beloved uncle. However, Scrooge's company and indeed the whole world comes under danger from a madman, and the three nephews must come back together to save it.

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A Mega Crossover Continuation Fic by Dot Dot Dot, starring Huey, Dewey, and Louie, written after a prompt on an Image Board. Despite the name, it involves much more than just DuckTales, eventually encompassing most of the rest of The Disney Afternoon and a large portion of the Disney comics, both by Americans like Carl Barks and Don Rosa, and by various European sources.

The basic story involves Dewey, having taken over Scrooge's company, being forced to work together with his estranged brothers Louie, who went off to St. Canard to be a superhero, and Huey, who ran off around the world and eventually landed in Cape Suzette. They are chased out of Duckburg by a raid by the Beagle Boys, and are framed for the crime. This sets off a world-hopping adventure of Cold War-era, sibling-rivalry fueled, high-flying fun.

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It clocks in at 23 chapters, and is hosted on the writer's blog here and on Fan Fiction Dot Net here.


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  • Ace Pilot: Apparently lots of work both as a (deserter) US pilot and working in Cape Suzette made Huey into a pretty ingenious pilot.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Gosalyn has taken up the Darkwing Duck mantle.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Technically speaking, there's a wide partnership of different villains with different agendas, but Magica DeSpell, The Grand High Marshall of of Thembria and Farid Kagan as the 3 main forces.
  • Book-Ends: The first scene of DuckTales has Scrooge swimming through his money bin, reveling in his wealth before being called in to pick up his grandnephews. The last scene of the fic features the nephews splitting up again, and afterwards Dewy and Webby swimming in the new money from his OWN earnings in the money bin.
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  • Broad Strokes: Scrooge's "final adventure" which ended up being his death appears to have been the adventure of The Golden Goose from the series finale of Ducktales, with several key differences, such as the goose apparently laying golden eggs which it didn't do in the original story.
  • The Cameo: Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow make a cameo as a couple in Mouston.
    • Also, they mention some private detective who once caught The Phantom Blot. What was his name? Mortimer? Mookey?
  • Continuation Fic: Of most of the Disney Afternoon canon and the comic book universe AND some of the classic cartoons.
  • Cold War: Going strong. The Big Bad turns out to be a war profiteer trying to start World War III to turn a quick profit.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Farid Kagan, who is also the Big Bad.
  • Darker and Edgier: Cocaine-filled condoms are mentioned in the first chapter. This is not a light and fluffy story.
    • Steelbeak has killer hookers as henchmen.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • One could make the argument that Huey, Dewy and Louie ended up emphasizing different parts of who their Uncle Scrooge was.
      • Huey ended up an international traveler, following his code of ethic to a different land to live his own life.
      • Dewy was the shrewd businessman who wanted to make his own way in the world, and who became guardian of a vast amount of wealth.
      • Louie became a man of action, wanting to use his wealth for adventure and to help those that mattered to him.
    • Also, Goofy in this story is split between the Goofy who fought with Donald in World War II and "Junior" from Junior's day out, who would eventually become the Goofy of Goof Troop as well as Super Goof.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype / Deconstruction Fic: When Dewy expresses shock that the general populace is so quick to buy the idea that the nephews are bad guys despite Scrooge's good name, Louie points out that's because Dewy is looking at it with the rose-tinted glasses of a close relative: for everyone else, Scrooge was a greedy miser (to the point that he considered "charity" a dirty word), and was only tolerated because compared to the Glomgolds and the Rockerducks, he was a saint.
  • Dirty Communists: The Thembrians from TaleSpin fill out this role nicely.
  • Dying Town: Cape Suzette became one of these during the Great Depression when the majority of its inhabitants abandoned it, leaving it to be retaken by the original islanders. It got bombed to pieces when China occupied it during WW2 as an outpost against Japan, and has by the 60's become a kind of Casablanca-type settlement inhabited by all manner of vagrants, immigrants and refugees from across the world. This is where Huey sets up shop.
  • Evil Old Folks: Steelbeak is still alive, though now well into his 60's at least. He's still a vicious asshole.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Gosalyn is fine with using any means to take down Bushroot, including killing him, because as a Plant Person, he'll simply regrow no matter how badly you mess him up.
  • Groin Attack: Gosalyn!Darkwing threatens Steelbeak with this while interrogating him. Green Phantom (Louie) is at first disturbed, but threatens it himself and even more forcefully when Steelbeak names McDuck Enterprises as the company that's been laundering money for him
  • The Hero: Despite there being many main characters, the hero of the fic is ultimately Dewey. He has the most Character Development, he defeats most of the lead villains, and he's the point of view whom we end the fic on.
  • Immortality Seeker: Living forever is the ultimate goal of the Grand High Marshall of Thembria
  • Inspector Javert: Perry Kid.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: Gosalyn was fine with Louie trying to be a superhero, and brushed off his attempts at boasting but as soon as Louie compared himself to the previous Darkwing Duck, she goes off on him and explains exactly how much time and training her father had invested into his career, unlike Louie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: By the start of the story, Dewey seems to have inherited all of Scrooge's negative traits, and gained a few of his own as well. In particular he treats his childhood friend turned loyal employee, Webby, especially badly until enough people call him out on it. Character Development eventually turns him into a someone more aware of his own faults by the end of the story.
  • Killed Off for Real: Scrooge and Darkwing are revealed to have died during the opening prologue, Scrooge having sustained mortal injuries during his final adventure, and Darkwing having been killed while busting up a crime ring in the mid-60's.
    • Baloo also died sometime before the fic began, passing the delivery business to Kit Cloudkicker.
  • The Korean War: Retconned in as the reason Donald Duck had to leave the boys with Scrooge during the DuckTales era.
  • Legacy Character: Several, including Darkwing Duck and Gizmoduck.
  • Legion of Doom: A legion composed of Camille Chameleon, The Beagle Boys clan, Magica De Spell, The Grand Marshall of Thembria, and Farid Kagan with a common goal to destroy Scrooge McDuck's legacy though with various personal goals as well.
  • Marry Them All: How does Huey react to having three girls on his tail throughout the whole story? With glee. Notably, it's their idea to share him and officially hook up with him at the end, though they warn him that their generosity ends with each other, so he had better not think of trying to add any more girls to the arrangement.
  • Mega Crossover: Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, TaleSpin, Goof Troop, The Three Caballeros, and the comics from both sides of the pond are unceremoniously glued together to form one continuity.
  • Nephewism: Huey, Dewey, and Louie, obviously. Also referenced with Rosalina, Maria, and Amalia, the three Neices of Jose Carioca. As befits the Darker and Edgier nature of this fanfic, though, it eventually gets revealed that they are not his nieces, but his illegitimate daughters.
    • Farid Kagan, the nephew of Shere Khan.
  • Old Master: Donald Duck in his superhero identity PK, who kicks the asses of two out of three of the boys. Also, the original Gizmoduck, Fenton Crackshell.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Louie, despite his best efforts, ends up with this as a problem as almost everyone in his family (aside from Dewey) can tell it's him with only a domino mask over his face.
  • Pocket Protector: Scrooge's number one dime stops a bullet for Huey at the end. Well. It doesn't so much stop it as slow it down slightly. It still goes in, but doesn't kill him.
  • Plant Person: Bushroot is still alive, and hasnt aged at all thanks to his mutation.
  • The Reveal: The new Gizmoduck is Doofus.
  • Self-Made Man: Dewey, remaining behind in Duckburg to run McDuck Enterprises, is desperate to be able to make money off his own abilities like his uncle had, and is very reluctant to use his inheritance as a crutch.
  • The '70s: The story is set in 1970, though it ends in 1971.
  • Shout-Out: When Louie is about to yell at his brother about how he doesn't recognize him as a superhero, he instead changes it around to say, "I'm the Goddamn Green Phantom!"
  • Sibling Rivalry: Oh yeah! The rivalry is over all sorts of different thinks in both the past and present, with all the nephews having different views on how to one up their brothers.
  • Super Hero: Louie's side of the story in St. Canard features these in abundance.
  • Super Registration Act: Occurs in St. Canard by Gizmoduck as a ham-fisted reference to Marvel Comics' Civil War.
  • Two-Fisted Tales: Referenced in the Huey portions of the story, which use elements from the Two-Fisted Tales reference mill TaleSpin.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Poor Doofus.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When the boys channel their uncle Donald.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Several. The main ones being Gizmoduck, Steelbeak and the S.H.U.S.H.
  • Vain Sorceress: Magica De Spell is re imagined as this in her latest scheme to get the number one dime.
  • Villain Decay: Steelbeak has fallen far since his days as Darkwings secondary arch-enemy. After Darkwing and SHUSH forced him to go into exile, he's been reduced to running a glorified prostitution ring.
  • Wretched Hive: As a stand-in for Gotham City, Saint Carnarde is this, a dark, corrupt city controlled by the mob empowered by the prohibition during the 30s.

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