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Recap / Paperinik New Adventures S 1 E 51 The Parts And The Whole

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In the Duckburg of 2188, One is reminiscing of his old partner and trying to build himself a body. An old friend comes around to help, but so does a enemy in the past... and in the future.

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  • Alas, Poor Villain: Two's words as he's "dying" are pretty touching. Even when he acts a bit silly afterwards, you can still feel sorry for him because of how he's basically devolved into an infant.
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  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Everett Ducklair, after he helps One realize himself.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: One couldn't become a complete person without Two, because a complete being is composed by both good and evil.
  • Batman Gambit: Two leaves the warning signal on the droid he hijacked active to lure Paperinik and Lyla in the open, cripple their transport and be able to deal with One alone. Paperinik actually suspected something... but then Two knocked them out of the sky.
  • Call-Back: The opening scene is very similar to the one of #2, when Two was first introduced. The caption even lampshades it.
  • Cool Old Guy: Even after 150 years, Ducklair is still a capable magician, warrior and inventor.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: We finally learn how One became Odin Eidolon.
  • Continuity Nod: The pod Two used to escape the Evronian base in #30 "Phase Two" is seen again. The revolt of the droids from #12 "Second Writing" is also mentioned.
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  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Everett reminds One more than once to not call him "master".
  • Foreshadowing: When One shows surprise that Ducklair is still alive after almost two hundred years, he explained that there are some things about him that he never told to the A.I. We'll learn what those things are in PK2.
  • Fridge Logic: invoked In-Universe when One points out to Two that, since he is about to destroy him now, in the future Everett will never build One the body Two wishes to steal. It's then that Two realizes that Lyla's gun damaged him more than he thought.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Lyla built a gun able to erase other droids.
  • God Guise: After gaining control of a droid of the Timepolice, Two unintentionally trasports himself in the Old West, where he is workshipped by a group of Native Americans.
  • Instant Expert: Averted: it takes Two a whole day (which is something, considering the power of his software) to understand how to use all the functions of the droid he took control of.
    • To be honest, he does mention that he had to compress his programming to the limit to make it fit in the droid's memory.
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  • Meanwhile, in the Future...: Inverted.
    "At the same moment, in the XXI century..."
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Time Police sent a droid to spy on Donald. Two took control of said droid and so regained the memory of Paperinik's secret identity and got a time machine that allowed him to become even more dangerous.
  • Out of Order: This issue shows both Lyla and Time Travel, even if both of them were removed after #43 "Time To Time": so, despite being published six months after, this issue comes before chronologically.
    • However, since the story is mostly a recall of past events by One in the future, it may not have been published in the wrong order but just narrate events happened before #43.
  • Time Machine: Due obtains a droid body with one built in.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: After being hit for the second time by Lyla's deconstructor gun, Two acts dumber and dumber until he is reduced to a little "baby" and One absorbs what little is left of him.
  • Trickster Mentor: In the future Everett is the new prior of Dhasam-Bul. He also seems to have picked up some tricks from the old one.
  • Two Siblings In One: One absorbs what little is left of Two because he can't bear to see his brother deleted. This is what allows him to activate his new body since, as Everett explains: "A true person is composed by both good and bad parts".
  • The Un-Favourite: Deep down, this is what really bothers Two: "daddy" Ducklair built him to replace One and only considered him as a backup.
    Two:"For so long, I have waited to be useful to you! I waited in the improbable event of One malfunctioning! But I have always been Two, the second choice!".
  • Walking Armory: The droid Two takes control of has a unbelievable array of weapons.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: As he himself points out, Two has enough firepower to obliterate Lyla. However he wanted to feel what was like to do something more primitive, so he punches her. Averted for the rest of the issue, as he makes great use of all the weapons he has.
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