The globe-trotting treasure-hunting adventures of the world’s most beloved billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephew, niece and ward.
To look after her husband Hortense McDuck leaves her children Donald and Della Duck in the care of their industrious uncle, Scrooge McDuck. Although reluctant to do so because of his continual pursuit of increasing his wealth, events soon have them, along with Scrooge’s ward, April, on countless adventures.
All things considered, the base of the Au is fairly simple. The AU chronicles the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his kin in the far out year of 1993 and potentially beyond.
In the AU Scrooge takes occasional care of his niece and nephew. On occasions when their parents need a break, such as when they placed a firecracker beneath their Dad’s chair, or when they have a scheduled visit, Scrooge looks after them. Unlike DuckTales 1987 and the subsequent reboot, Donald and Della don’t merely live with Scrooge. They visit now and again.
During “The First Adventure,” although reluctant, Scrooge takes the twins with him to recover the Papyrus of Binding. Unlike the original adventure, Scrooge’s opinion of his kin "obnoxious niece and nephew" doesn’t change to "my heirs and beloved family” with in a day. Instead, while his opinion shifts, upon seeing how smart and resourceful they are, it will take several more adventures before he considers them his “heirs.”
The AU also sees the introduction of April Caledon.
April is Scrooge’s ward (how she comes into his custody is better left for later.) She’s a kind-hearted young lass who endeavors to avoid confrontation. Though, despite her best efforts, Donald and Della drag her into their schemes. (I feel like a trio of main kids has more possibilities than a duo.)
It takes time for Scrooge to accept Della and Donald as his “heirs”. And as the children go along on Scrooge’s adventures, they’re going to find that “not every great adventure is dangerously daring,” and “someone always gets hurt.”
If you have any questions about the AU put it in my ask box and I would be happy to answer them.
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