|The Angry Young Man|
One Christmas, Donald and the boys reconnected with their long-lost rich old Uncle Scrooge McDuck. The old miser took pity on the boys, and sensing his aversion to charity, appointed Donald an all-purpose employee of McDuck Industries. Donald and the boys soon found themselves accompanying Scrooge on treasure hunts and archaeological digs, spanning the globe in search of fortune. Donald’s suppressed thirst for adventure and excitement was awakened anew as he threw himself into his new role of bodyguard/sidekick/pilot/driver/comic relief for the old man. While he had personally never been happier, as a parent Don felt somewhat conflicted. His boys were getting a world-class education and experiencing the best that life had to offer, but at the end of the day they had to return to their drab old suburban existence. Surely the boys would be better off living with the old man; they would provide companionship to Scrooge during his twilight years, while in turn the boys would experience luxury and comfort far beyond anything he could give them. It was settled. Donald would leave the boys in the care of Uncle Scrooge, while he fulfilled his childhood dream and shipped out with the Navy.
The boys and Uncle Scrooge continued having adventures while Donald went on to a long and distinguished Naval career. Donald even joined his childhood pal Mickey Mouse in filming wartime propaganda for bigshot Hollywood director Walt Disney. Donald retired with his military pension and moved back to Duckburg, where he lived the remainder of his days surrounded by friends and family. And also he was a superhero.