Black Donald McDuck is one of Scrooge McDuck's ancestors, and a member of Clan McDuck.

In "The Missing Links of Moorshire!", Black Donald is credited with the invention of golf. However, due to his temper (which also earned him the nickname Black Donald), he also got it banned by King James in 1457.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Black Donald first appeared in Don Rosa's initial prologue to "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck", which also mentioned him inventing golf. The prologue was scrapped, but the unfinished illustrations appears in various hardcover volumes collecting Rosa's work. DuckTales is the first official appearance of the character.


  1. "Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!
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1987 version
Castle McDuckCottage McDuck
Catfish McDuckMcMamaMcPapaScrooge McDuckSeafoam McDuckSilas McDuck
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Black Donald McDuckDingus McDuckDowny McDuckEider McDuckFergus McDuckHortense McDuckMalcolm McDuckMatilda McDuckMolly MallardMurdoch McDuckQuackly McDuckQuagmire McDuckRoast McDuckScrooge McDuckSeafoam McDuckSilas McDuckSimon McDuckStuft McDuckSwamphole McDuck
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