However, having a sympathetic character get someone arrested in South Africa, notorious for its horrifying prison gangs, would be. Albeit, given he does react to pain at various times, and is described as simply having a extremely high tolerance for pain, it seems he does indeed still feel pain and his remark as a child was simply hyperbole. His anger all stemmed from there. How those who have wealth can become increasingly shortsighted to the needs of others around them. Instead of being inspired, Glomgold throws it back at him.
Advertisement You see, for as much as Scrooge was a self made man? This DuckTales review contains spoilers. That competition ended with Glomgold's victory but he. Scrooge refuses to pay and that sets Glomgold down his dark path. As wonderful as having a wealthy main character in your main cast is, it would be irresponsible for DuckTales to not engage with the idea of what money does to a person. This episode begins a season-long arc for him competing against Glomgold, allowing him to have a more active role.
How greed can bring out the worst in you. He wants what was denied to him so long ago. Under the radar DuckTales is setting up a shockingly nuanced portrayal of how wealth corrupts. He also made his greatest nemesis. It shows us that, even when Glomgold wins, he loses.
The one-liners in this episode were DuckTalesperfection. What's worse is that the scene of the amnesiac Duke Baloney casually snapping his dislocated fingers back into place makes it more credible that he does have this trait. Keith Ferguson's voice-performance, the animation, and the storytelling is also seen on a higher level than the first two episodes of Season 2. The Glomgold dream sequence alone was stunning. While the first two episodes of this season felt a little like treading water even if did set up an emotional arc for the season , here we have a spectacular plot arc to follow. The anger driven by the need to be better. .
The shoe shining cost a dollar! Even when he was little, Glomgold was on the path to being a stingy greedy miser. Here though what we learn about Glomgold keeps his wacky over the top behavior still funny but gives it an incredibly rich emotional depth. For Scrooge, it brought an ego that created his mortal enemy. There was a danger in fleshing Glomgold out so much it would make his previous appearances seem incongruous. Episode titleThe Ballad of Duke Baloney! Duke said nothing of the price for the shoeshine until after he was paid the dime, and appeared to add to the cost just to spite Scrooge saying spats are extra, when he said nothing of the sort when Scrooge asked if he could shine spats. Very few series could handle a villain this over the top and not make him a total joke but DuckTales somehow managed it in its first season.
The need to destroy anyone and anything to be wealthy and keep your wealth. Here, he challenges Scrooge to a contest to see who is the Richest Duck in the World by the year's end, winner get loser's company. After his disappearance, Glomgold resurfaces as anything but his ever-scheming self, while Webby and Louie try to uncover the truth behind who is Duke Baloney. In a sense, he succeeded, as Duke became uncannily similar to Scrooge, just not the way Scrooge wanted him to be: instead of his hard work and honesty, Duke copied Scrooge's greed, ambition. Many reviews note that making Glomgold, a one-dimensional villain from the original cartoon and the comics, into a complex villain with a compelling motivation and characterisation while still maintaining his persona was an incredible feat for the show. Scrooge denied him what he was worth. This is a description of a very real and dangerous condition called If Duke was inflicted with this, it's an outright miracle he survived to adulthood at all, even with and being the norm for his world.
My hat goes off to Colleen Evanson for an incredible script. A shadow of Srooge, doing everything he can to become the man Scrooge is but better. And how does Glomgold entice Scrooge to accept his challenge? Watch online full episode 3 S02E03 of DuckTales. The final confrontation between Scrooge and Glomgold crackled with energy and tension. The rejection he wasn't even worth a basic wage.
Very few series could handle a villain this over the top and not make him a total joke but somehow managed it in its first season. How Scrooge's one selfish action made Glomgold into who he is. While Glomgold didn't have to turn into a power hungry duck obsessed with wealth you can still see where he came from. There was a danger in fleshing Glomgold out so much it would make his previous appearances seem incongruous. By revealing he stole Scrooge's money clip all those years ago in South Africa.