(warning, this is VERY non-canon to Scrooge’s storyline..) During the westernization of the 1870’s in Japan, i imagine Scrooge heads East to investigate the boom in ore mining in the Hokkaido and Shizuoka areas of Japan. 13,000 miners ventured into the hills of Monbetsu to try their luck at finding gold and silver during this time until the early 1900’s.
Of course he finds absolutely nothing, but I’ve always imagined him getting mixed up with a greedy Shogun seeking the treasures of Princess Kaguya (from the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) and is banded with rogue samurai in search of the treasures. He has absolutely no idea how to use a katana, but picks up on it almost instantly (after cutting down a tree for a bridge with one cut) and becomes a better swordsman than the men he’s travelling with, much to their disgust.
This story would require more thought and research, especially if I want to include historical Japanese figures (most likely samurai/shogun/emperor).
I kinda just wanted an excuse to draw him in ō-yoroi armor.
Disney executives sitting around listening The Life and Times of Scrooge album like
the best part is, it doesn’t say “Disney” ANYWHERE on the album case, the CD’s, or the booklet. Just “Don Rosa” and “Tuomas Holopainen” like it should.