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"The Lost Harp of Mervana!" is the fifty-third episode of DuckTales. It premiered on April 18, 2020 and is the fourth episode of the third season.

Plot

The Duck Family is traveling deep into the ocean to look for the City of Mervana by following clues left in Isabella Finch's journal. Everyone is excited for the adventure, except for Louie, due to them constantly being put in harm's way by the various societies that they meet on their adventures, and Della, who cannot stand being near anything fish related. They find Mervana and are greeted by the hippie-like society of mer-people. Della stays on the submarine as the rest of the family is led through the city by Aletheia and Vero who tell them that they were once ruled by King Honestus who brought his people to live under the water permanently to escape society on land. He mysteriously disappeared while trying to "find his own truth" and the Mervanans await his arrival.

While Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Donald take part in designing their own mer-tails, Louie becomes suspicious of a cave that they are told to stay out of. Believing something sinister is afoot, he decides to investigate with Webby, the ever optimist, thinking he is being paranoid and joins him to prove him wrong. They are soon chased by a giant fish monster, which Louie believes that they were going to be fed to, but are rescued by Beakley who feigns agreeing with Webby's sentiment. She privately tells Louie that Webby should always believe that everyone has good in them, otherwise she would become downtrodden.

Huey, Dewey and an enlightened Donald are able to successfully design their own mer-tails, but Scrooge cannot come up with a design due to his impatience and cynicism. Della tries to wrestle with her fear of fish which is further complicated when Dewey arrives to show off his tail. Louie, Webby and Beakley finally enter a sunken part of a castle and find the singing Magic Harp who is only capable of telling the truth. She outright reveals that Louie is correct in his suspicion and tells them the whole story.

The Mervanans use to live on both land and sea and were led by the newly appointed King Honestus. The Magic Harp tried to warn Honestus that while being in the ocean is fun, they must also work on land. Honestus ignored her and refused to lead his people so he escaped into the ocean while the kingdom on land crumbled. Due to Honestus staying in the ocean for a long time he transformed into the fish monster that they had encountered earlier. Furthermore, the Harp is unsure if the mer-people are actually going to feed them to Honestus.

Webby is shocked by the truth and is further upset to learn that Beakley is also doubtful of the Mervanans' plans with them. They take the Harp and race back to the society to warn them. The Mervanans deny wanting to feed them to a monster as Honestus arrives and begins attacking everyone. Aletheia and Vero are horrified that their ideal society is falling apart. As they share Webby's feelings, Louie gives them a pep talk and tells them that sometimes they need to look for the best in people.

The Mervanans fight off Honestus while the Duck Family and the Harp race back through the cave and up in the collapsing tower. With the help of the Mervanans, they race to shore with Honestus chasing them, only for the tower to fall and crush him. As they make it to shore, the Mervanans stand on land and regrow their legs, though they have trouble remembering how to stand. An injured Honestus pulls himself to land and Della arrives kicking him down one last time, while partially overcoming her disgust of fish.

Honestus returns to normal and still does not wish to be king, but Aletheia and Vero tell him that they have changed their society so that he does not have to be if he does not want to. Together, the Mervanans and the Harp rebuild their kingdom on land and Scrooge considers it an accomplishment that they told "shiftless hippies to work hard and get a job". Webby and Beakley make up with the latter telling her that following this adventure, she will keep no more secrets from her. However, as soon as they enter the submarine, the Harp states that she is fibbing.

Cast

Song

  • "The Truth"

Trivia

  • Webby's line "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?" is a direct reference to the song "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid.
  • The episode reunites Greg Cipes and Hynden Walch who also voice Beast Boy and Starfire, respectively, on Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go.
  • All the main Mervanans have names that mean "truth". This is pointed out by both Aletheia and Vero whose names originate from Greek and Italian, respectively. Honestus is a pun on the word "honest". This reflects how the Magic Harp is a "living lie detector" that can detect when someone is lying.
  • Della is revealed to suffer from ichthyophobia, the fear, or disgust, of fish.
  • This is the first episode to have the full version of the Season 3 version of the DuckTales Theme. It includes Della in the scene of the treasure room before the dragon blows out the torch in Scrooge's hand.

Gallery


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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!Raw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackSilver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Disney Parks
DuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY!
Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthChief O'HaraShedlock JonesGyro GearlooseLittle HelperYardarmDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckAbominable SnowwomanTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeaglePeteFlintheart GlomgoldPhantom BlotDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Della DuckLenaCaptain PeghookManny the Headless Man-HorsePixiuGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovRoxanne FeatherlyToad Liu HaiMark BeaksFalcon GravesAmunetSabafToth-RaZeusSeleneStorkulesBriar and BrambleDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDon KarnageQuackerjackLiquidatorBlack HeronZan OwlsonFisherMannDrosera occidendumJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesFethry DuckJohn D. RockerduckJeevesGavinGrandpappy BeagleViolet SabrewingUnicornPercival P. PeppingtonPaddywhackNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardJormungandr

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!" • "The Spear of Selene!" • "Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!" • "The Missing Links of Moorshire!" • "McMystery at McDuck McManor!" • "JAW$!" • "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" • "Day of the Only Child!" • "From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22!" • "Who is Gizmoduck?!" • "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!" • "Sky Pirates...in the Sky!" • "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" • "The Last Crash of the Sunchaser!" • "The Shadow War!"
Season Two: "The Most Dangerous Game...Night!" • "The Depths of Cousin Fethry!" • "The Ballad of Duke Baloney!" • "The Town Where Everyone Was Nice!" • "Storkules in Duckburg!" • "Last Christmas!" • "What Ever Happened to Della Duck?!" • "Treasure of the Found Lamp!" • "The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck!" • "The 87 Cent Solution!" • "The Golden Spear!" • "Nothing Can Stop Della Duck!" • "Raiders of the Doomsday Vault!" • "Friendship Hates Magic!" • "The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee!" • "The Duck Knight Returns!" • "What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!" • "Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake!" • "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!" • "The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot!" • "Timephoon!" • "GlomTales!" • "The Richest Duck in the World!" • "Moonvasion!"
Season Three "Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks!" • "Quack Pack!" • "Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash Twice!" • "The Lost Harp of Mervana!" • "Louie's Eleven!" • "Astro B.O.Y.D.!" • "The Rumble for Ragnarok!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorCastle McDuckFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. CanardCape Suzette
Organizations
Air PiratesF.O.W.L.Junior WoodchucksS.H.U.S.H.
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcherJewel of AtlantisGummiberry JuiceIron VulturePirate FightersSpear of SeleneSea DuckRanger Plane
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage ThemeSky PiratesThe Three CaballerosHear My Voice
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris
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