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Tear Jerker / DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

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"Wiped out with a wish..."

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  • It's a little depressing to think that for all the great harm the genie can and has been made to do in history (sinking Atlantis, wiping out Pompeii), he lacks the power to do something truly good. Louie actually thinks to use the lamp to bring peace and happiness to the entire world, the one wish that should be granted. But as the Genie says, his power is to grant wishes, not "miracles".
  • Scrooge realizing that his Money Bin (and everything else he owns) now belongs to Dijon thanks to a wish from Genie and gets sent to prison.
    Scrooge: Wiped out with a wish...
    • From an emotional point of view, it's even worse when you consider that Scrooge does not view the contents of his vault as monetarily valuable. As he admitted to others in related media, the value of the treasures in the Money Bin is the memories of his adventures throughout his life, not the artifacts and treasures that he gained from them. Having what amounts to his entire life's hard work and courage being stripped from him with a single wish is probably the heaviest blow to Scrooge's morale and ego more than anything else.
    Scrooge: First me Money Bin, now this.
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    • It only gets worse when Merlock gets the lamp and goes a step further by outright destroying the bin and covering the money before Scrooge's eyes with stones and spikes as he creates his castle.
  • His stay in prison is also depressing. He is there having a mourning monologue during a rainy night until all his employees and family come to get him out of prison. At least Mrs. Beakley manages to make the scene funnier with all her hysterical sobbing.
  • Genie revealing his Dark and Troubled Past serving Merlock, who used his trinket to abuse the lamp's powers and force Genie to commit all sorts of atrocities.
  • Merlock wishing for Scrooge's demise. Genie pleads and attempts in vain to resist, but is helpless to his role. Scrooge immediately knows that it isn't Genie's fault, and doesn't hold it against him even as it's about to happen.
    Genie: (strained) I... have... no... choice...
    Scrooge: I... I understand.
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  • The passing of Scrooge McDuck's voice actor Alan Young in 2016, along with Genie's voice actor Rip Taylor three years later.

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