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Recap / Duck Tales The Masked Mallard

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Scrooge decides to become a masked vigilante after an unflattering report on him on television.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: The Masked Mallard is one of Batman and Zorro.
  • Boom Stick: When Scrooge temporarily takes up the popular billionaire hobby of Part-Time Hero vigilantism, one of the gadgets Gyro builds him is a cane that shoots laser beams.
  • Cane Fu: Both Masked Mallards' weapon of choice.
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  • Clear My Name: Scrooge has to prove his alter-ego is being framed after Loudmouth starts committing crimes in his name.
  • Cool Mask: Naturally.
  • The Cowl
  • Here We Go Again!: Just as Scrooge shreds his costume, the nephews run in wearing ones of their own.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: A reporter named Lawrence Loudmouth starts a smear campaign against Scrooge McDuck and later started to impersonate a new masked hero (who happens to be Scrooge) and then make a smear campaign against the real hero. He was eventually captured and Scrooge gave up the vigilante career.
  • Hope Spot: Right when Scrooge discovers the faux Masked Mallard and is about to go after him, Gizmo-Duck appears and detains him, unmasking him in front of the public.
  • Idiot Ball: Fenton picks it up when he fails to realize Scrooge is telling the truth about there being a Masked Mallard imposter, despite the fact he saw both Scrooge and Loudmouth together at the museum.
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  • Meaningful Name: Laurence Loudmouth.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Laurence Loudmouth is an obvious parody of Morton Downey Jr.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: It's blatantly obvious who the second Masked Mallard is (and who he isn't for that matter).
  • Worf Had the Flu: Loudmouth is able to defeat Gizmo-Duck with little difficulty, but this was because Gizmo was intentionally holding back the whole time, mistakenly believing it was really Scrooge the whole time.

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