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Who Killed Scrooge McDuck?

His life was like a hurricane... but how did Scrooge McDuck die? Here are 10 theories surrounding the death of the world's richest cartoon duck.

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2. The Ark of the Covenant

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One of the greatest treasures of all creation, if Scrooge got his hands (wings?) on the Ark of the Covenant, he'd doubtlessly look upon his prize... and suffer God's face-melting wrath.


3. Launchpad McQuack

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Launchpad McQuack crashed every single plane he ever flew, miraculously without any casualties. Eventually that luck would have to run out -- especially if Scrooge was traveling without his Number One Dime.

4. Bombie the Zombie

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History forgot Bombie the Zombie, but Bombie never forgot Scrooge.

Patiently Bombie followed its prey across the globe, year after year, untiring, unending, with Scrooge never knowing that danger lurked behind him...

5. Count Duckula

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Not the silly vegetarian vampire, but one of his deadly ancestors.

While in search of Transylvania's Coin of the Lost Realm (one of the treasures in the DuckTales video game), did Scrooge run afoul of this vampire duck and make an unintended deposit at a blood bank?

6. Glittering Goldie

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... especially a former lover like Goldie, who was left hanging while her boyfriend became a multiplujillionaire and had 75 years to get really mad about it.


7. Bigfoot


After the 1967 release of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film, there's no way Scrooge could resist the adventure (and profit) of capturing a Sasquatch.

There's a chance he journeyed into the Calisota wilderness where, like Bigfoot, he was never seen again.

8. Space Disaster

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Perhaps Scrooge tried to win the Space Race -- and the moon's Green Cheese of Longevity (another treasure from the DuckTales video game) -- only to lose his life in the final frontier.