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Donald Duck is the deuteragonist of Walt Disney Company.

Despite being a protagonist, he's also an antagonist (more accurately considered as an anti-hero) because he is often cruel to his friends, his nephews, and even to lesser life forms such as Chip and Dale and has played antagonist roles often due to his jealousy of Mickey, his abuse towards his nephews, or antagonizing others for his amusement.

His first appearance was in The Wise Little Hen (1934), where he was asked by the Wise Hen to help her plant her corn, but he faked a belly ache to get out of doing the chore and play rather than work, along with his friend who did the same thing. When the Wise Hen sees this, she gives them castor oil, to teach them a lesson. As the hen and her chicks eat the corn themselves, Peter and Donald, with nothing but an appetite, repent with all their might by kicking each other on the rear.

He is shown to have rivals, such as Mickey Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, Gladstone Gander, and many others.

However, in reality, he reveals the angel within towards Mickey Mouse and his friends.

Contents[]

  • Personality
  • Antagonistic Acts
    • House of Mouse
    • Mickey Mouse (2013)
  • Trivia
  • External Links

Personalityedit | edit source[]

Donald's most famous personality trait is his uncontrollable temper. This has gotten him into some tight spots with his relationship with Daisy, as she is easily annoyed by his constant anger issues. However, things always turn out right in the end. Donald's jealousy towards Mickey's popularity sometimes gets in the way of their friendship and causes him be a villain at times because of his angry temper. Although Donald can be loud, rude and selfish, he is extremely loyal and will do anything to help a friend in need. Donald also has an obsession over being Disney's most famous and popular star and also obsessed with money, treasure, gold, etc., which he gets from his Uncle Scrooge, and can sometimes be found participating in a get-rich-quick scheme.

Donald's aggressive nature is a double-edged sword however, and while it at times is a hindrance and even a handicap for him, it has also helped him in times of need. When faced against a threat of some kind, Donald may get frightened and even intimidated (mostly by his nemesis Pete, but rather than getting scared, he gets mad and has taken up fights with ghosts, sharks, mountain goats and even the forces of nature. And, more often than not, Donald has come out on top.

Villainous Acts[]

  • In The Wise Little Hen (1934), he fakes his belly ache to get out of doing his chore.
  • In Mickey's Amateurs (1937), he attempts to steal a amateur concert and pulls out a machine gun firing at everybody.
  • He nearly kills his baby penguin with a shotgun after the penguin ate Donald's pet fishes almost crossing the Moral Event Horizon.
  • In several cartoons, he picks on and bullies others (including his friends and small creatures) for his own amusement.
  • In Trick or Treat (1952), when his nephews, Huey, Duey, and Louie visit his house for Halloween, Donald intentionally puts live firecrackers, instead of candy, in his nephews bags as a "treat." After the firecrackers explode, destroying their candy, Donald then pours a bucket of water on his nephews as a trick, then laughs and closes the door on the boys.  
  • In Donald's Crime (1945) - (Main antagonist role), He steals Huey, Dewey, and Louie's piggy bank, breaks it, and takes $1.25 to go on a date with Daisy, which makes him feel guilty and works through the night to pay back the nephews, learning a valuable lesson in the end.
  • In Cured Duck (1945), After struggling to open Daisy's window, he throws a massive tantrum and wrecks Daisy's house, which leads to Daisy kicking him out until he controls his temper, after he learns to control his temper, he keeps calm when he tries to open it again, then he laughs at Daisy's new hat which leads to Daisy losing her temper in the end, repeatedly hitting Donald with a broom.
  • In Wet Paint (1946), He tries to kill the mother bird with an axe who keeps ruining his paint job on his car but redeems himself in the end when he finds that she has kids in her nest.
  • He picks on Chip and Dale in several cartoons.
  • In Donald's Happy Birthday (1949), he cruelly forced his nephews to smoke an entire box of cigars (that was a birthday gift for him) and made them pass out but sooms realizes that it was a gift for him and shrinks in embarrassment.
  • He has a breakdown and started chomping on plates and forks and spoons and grabbed an axe to kill Mickey's cow for food after having been starving for an extended period of time.
  • In an old silly symphony comic, Donald threw a fish at Goofy and put an anchor on his leg so he would not swim up leaving him to sink after being hit with a fish.
  • In Kingdom Hearts (2002), He comes off as a selfish jerk as he lies to Sora that he'll help find his friends. When the trio arrive at Deep Jungle, Donald shows off his true colors by telling Sora and Goofy that they are not landing (and let the Heartless consume it), even as Sora pleads to let them land so that he could check for his friends. After landing, Sora is separated from them; Goofy shows concern, but Donald rudely huffs that they don't need Sora, Later, Donald coldly denies Riku a spot in their party. He does not give any reason; he just says "forget it," indirectly causing Riku's Start of Darkness.
  • In Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004), He acts selfish on Christmas, he even went as far as to destroy Mousey's display in a fit of rage, after hearing the Christmas Carols from everywhere.

House of Mouseedit | edit source[]

  • In Big Bad Wolf Daddy (2001), he hires the Big Bad Wolf to perform on stage which he wrecks the House of Mouse club in the process.
  • In Timon & Pumbaa (2001), he attempts to change the House of Mouse to House of Duck.
  • In Gone Goofy (2001), he tries to get Goofy fired.
  • In Donald's Lamp Trade (2001), he attempts to get revenge on Mickey for calling him "a ham" by bringing Jafar "the lamp" (whom he encouraged Donald).
  • In Donald's Pumbaa Prank (2001), he attempts to stink up the club (encouraged by Pete) by using Pumbaa to fart through the air conditioner but stops after he has a change of heart.
  • In The Nutcracker (1999), he portrays the villainous mouse king and kidnaps Minnie to make her his queen.
  • In Everybody Loves Mickey (2001), he is offended that everybody loves Mickey than him. So he becomes disappointed and reproaches Mickey for a mistake to be loved by everyone and attempts to ruin to him and everyone (encouraged by Mortimer). But he later he has a change of heart after Mortimer insulting Mickey, and kindly reveals himself to all other Disney characters.
  • In Dennis the Duck (2002), He grows a hatred towards Black and White characters and Dennis the Duck (who is his biggest fan) and outright tells him he doesn't think he's funny which makes him try to erase himself, but stops him after having a change of heart.

Mickey Mouse (2013)[]

  • In No Service, he cheats his way to victory when he and Mickey drew straws and laughed at Mickey when he was naked while Donald was getting lunch for their girlfriends which lead to his comeuppance when he unintentionally showed Mickey's ID instead of his and gets kicked out of Goofy's restaurant with his clothes coming off and gets humiliated in the end.
  • In Tapped Out - (Secondary antagonist role), He selfishly refused to help Mickey win a wrestling match against Pete and just watched his friends getting hurt.
  • In Down the Hatch - (Main antagonist role), He tried to kill Mickey and Goofy when they got shrunken to miniature sizes and trapped in Donald's body.
  • In Bronco Busted, He selfishly abandons Mickey and Goofy in exchange for being treated like a king by the millionaire in the end.
  • In Roughin' It, he selfishly brings his RV in the woods ruining Mickey's camping activities and showed no remorse and yelled at him for "ruining camping".
  • In Turkish Delights, he and Goofy were against Mickey's sales of Turkish Delights and tried to get rid of him until the end.
  • In Two Can't Play, he and Daisy cheat in a game of tennis against Mickey and Minnie until they learn to have fun in the end.
  • In Split Decision, he is always angry too far towards Mickey, but later reveals the angel within thanks to him.
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