- In the pilot, villain El Capitan is revealed to be hundreds of years old thanks to his greed for gold and sheer determination somehow keeping him alive. Now, who else do we know who loves money above almost everything, is a total determinator and is ridiculously spry and able bodied for their age...? Seriously, just watch The Masked Mallard again, Scrooge could almost give Spidey a run for his money and yet he's over a hundred years old! Supported by the fact Glomgold, the world's second richest duck, is the same. Maybe in this world, if someone loves money and thirsts for it that much, it slows down their aging to an incredible degree somehow.
Because remember. Magic steals his lucky dime; he goes in the future, there he finds a future version of Magica de Spell who still owns a future version of the lucky dime. Then he manages to go back to his time period, WITH THE FUTURE MAGICA AND THE FUTURE DIME. But he did not get back shortly before the beginning of the story namely before present-day Magica stole the dime, no ! He got back shortly AFTER with his future Magica and his future Dime. This means that the dime that he currently owns is the future version, and that there is somewhere another Magica owning the present-day Lucky Dime. Then what will happen ? The present-day Magica will have the power of Midas while the future Magica is still running after the future dime that is now owned by the present-day Scrooge ?The easier way to solve the Time Paradox we see would be that the present-day Magica and the present-day Lucky Dime both vanished as soon as the future Magica and the future Dime arrived in the present day. But that is never showed, and it would be more interesting as a fanfic that the present-day Magica still owns the present-day Dime but is hiding somewhere while the Magica we see in recent story is the future Magica.
- Adding to another theory, Drake is Dickie Duck's estranged father, who lost the guardianship to his wife (they divorced) and was barred from visiting her, driving him into depression to the point he even renounced to his civilian identity until he adopted Gosalyn. In the meantime Goldie found him (and was told where he'd found Dickie), and when she met Scrooge she told him about his son. Between the series and the 2010 comics, Scrooge cut the funds after he quit being a superhero, and restored them when he returned.
- Added to above: Launchpad never stopped working for Scrooge, and was originally sent there to snap him out of the depression and keep an eye on him.
- So the state too has become property of the ducks? Not that Magica was beneath something like that.
- Magica McDuck?!! Since when has Magica been a part of the family?
- Hey, that's what she called her company. Why is open for interpretation...
- It's actually Magica-McDuck, like Sears & Roebuck or Proctor & Gamble.
- Same implications.
- Shouldn't it be DeSpell-McDuck? Magica is her given name.
- Maybe she insisted on using her first name rather than surname for the merger, for name recognition or because, on some level, she liked seeing her name next to his.
- It makes perfect sense on some level: as I recall, the reason Magica wanted Scrooge's lucky dime in the first place was not because she believed that it was what had made Scrooge a success, but because she believed that Scrooge's own fortitude and other qualities that made him such a success had rubbed off on the dime. In short, she believes the dime would make a powerful magical talisman because of how much she admires Scrooge himself.
Here's how played out: At some point, he was approached by producers interested in making a series based on his adventures. Scrooge agreed to this after being encouraged that it would make him more marketable with a younger crowd. All the differences were due to Executive Meddling, but Scrooge initially cooperated (although he vetoed many of their original ideas; for instance, they would have made one of the triplets into a girl to satisfy The Smurfette Principle, but he refused to allow that, thus, Webby). It became popular for a time, bringing in money from The Merch that Scrooge felt comfortable to let it run on its own; the less attention he paid to it, however, the more creative license was taken... until it was brought back to his attention just how Off the Rails the series had gone, at which point he pulled the plug.
- And the moment later gets subverted when multiple characters are onscreen at once and Scrooge grouses about how the place used to be a little more exclusive.
- Jossed: The above doesn't happen at all, plus Huey, Dewey, and Louie don't come with him to the Moon, Gyro and Fenton come instead.