Real Name/Alias: Uncle Scrooge, Richest Duck in the World, Last of Clan McDuck
1st Appearance: Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #178, December, 1947
Place of Origin: Glasgow, Scotland
Profession: Business Magnate, Adventure Capitalist, Founder of McDuck Enterprises
Base of Operations: The Money Bin, Duckburg, Calisota
Partnerships: Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Gladstone Gander
Antagonists: Flintheart Glomgold, Magica De Spell, The Beagle Boys
Created by: Carl Barks
Synopsis of First Appearance: “Christmas on Bear Mountain”
It is Christmas Eve in Duckburg, and Scrooge McDuck hates it. Scrooge, a rich and grumpy old duck living in a vast cold mansion muses, “Everybody hates me, and I hate everybody!” Only one of his relatives Donald Duck (actually 4 counting Huey, Dewey, and Louie) live in Duckburg of whom he has never actually met. Automatically, the world’s richest duck assumes that his nephew is a “yellow livered parasite.” Scrooge decides to see how brave his nephews are by inviting them to stay the night at his cabin on Bear Mountain, which he has stocked with food and gifts. Then in the middle of night, Scrooge will put on bear costume and break into the cabin to test their bravery. Scrooge’s plan goes awry when real bears break into the cabin before any of the ducks arrive causing mass hysteria and confusion. The entire plot has a positive ending as it causes Scrooge to find joy in his life again.
Barks, C., & Groth, G. (2013). Walt Disney’s Donald Duck “Christmas On Bear Mountain”: The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 5. Fantagraphics.