"The Phantom and the Sorceress!" is the fifty-seventh episode of DuckTales. It premiered on September 21, 2020 and is the eighth episode of the third season.

Plot

Scrooge McDuck enters the living room to read his newspaper when he is interrupted by the arrival of the kids escaping their video game along with a monster. With Scrooge's quick thinking, he zaps the monster and rescues the kids. Lena had been trying to hone her magic with her amulet, but only succeeding in making another mess. Della enters to tell Scrooge that there is a floating goat in his closet, meaning that the land of Goatool is under attack and needs his help. Huey, Dewey and Louie excitedly follow Scrooge on a new adventure, but Lena does not want to cause any more trouble, forcing Webby and Violet to stay behind with her.

In the middle of the night, the girls hear a strange noise out front and head down to answer the door to find a nervous and fear stricken Gladstone Gander bumbling his way through the door. He tells the girls that he suddenly got hit with a string of bad luck as if someone stole it from him and needs to look for Scrooge to help him fix it. The group hear another noise and head upstairs to see a dark hooded figure with a large gauntlet draining magic from Scrooge's closet. The figure attempts to drain Lena's magic, but Webby tosses an ax at the glove damaging it and the figure flees. Violet identifies the figure as the Phantom Blot who despises magic and wants to destroy it. With no other option, they decide to seek out Magica De Spell.

Webby, Lena, Violet and Gladstone end up in a swamp and find Magica's hideout. Still wanting the amulet back from Lena, they qualm her when they mention the Phantom Blot. Magica, tells them that years ago, she once ruled over a village and forced its citizens to bring her gifts. When she grew bored with them, she destroyed the village. One villager however, survived and came back to hunt her. No matter how many times she faced him, this person, the Phantom Blot, came back stronger and stronger. Lena reluctantly agrees to train with Magica so that she can face the Phantom Blot again.

During her training, Lena discovers that her magic is blue, as opposed to purple like before. Magica tells her that the color of their magic depends on their personality and source. Magica's is purple because of her evil nature and Lena's is blue due to her friendship with Webby and Violet. Magica has Violet take hold of the amulet and blast Lena with it so that she can learn to use her magic properly. She explains that her magic is internal and the amulet only focuses her energy. The Phantom Blot arrives and the girls work together to try and defeat him. During the confrontation, Gladstone manages to get the amulet, but blasts himself and turns into Donald Duck, causing him to flee in terror.

The Phantom Blot gets the amulet and tries to drain its power, causing Lena to weaken (she is made of magic). Realizing that she can summon more magic from her friendship bracelet, Lena becomes powerful and dons a new appearance to take on Phantom Blot. She destroys the gauntlet and Gladstone gets his luck back while snakes begin to attack the Phantom Blot (Webby had previously "communicated" with some snakes for assistance). Magica reclaims the amulet and gets her powers back, but Lena blasts her back, causing her to lose her staff.

Lena uses her new abilities to fly herself, Webby and Violet out of the swamp and back to McDuck Manor. As they return, Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie come back from their adventure with numerous treasures and artifacts as well as armour. They ask the girls what happened while they were away, and they respond "Eh, not much."

Cast

Trivia

  • This was Gladstone's first experience of bad luck, as it was revealed that his good luck is actually the result of magic.
    • It seems he was born naturally unlucky and somehow acquired magical good fortune.
  • Violet sleeps with garlic and stakes in case she is attacked by vampires. This implies that she has sanguivoriphobia, the fear of vampires.
  • Lena gets new clothes from her magic.
  • Magica gets her magic back.
  • Magica is allergic to garlic but she eats some without any reactions.
  • By the end of the episode, Webby, Lena and Violet's clothing are all now the watered-down color versions of Huey, Dewey and Louie's colors. Webby has pink, Lena has light blue and Violet has mint green.
  • As a minor gag, though Donald does not appear in this episode, Gladstone is briefly transformed into him.
  • Lena's flashback scenes in this episode uses clips from the previous episodes of "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!", "JAW$!", "The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck!", "The Shadow War!", "Friendship Hates Magic!", and "A Nightmare on Killmotor Hill!".
  • The magic-draining gauntlet which Phantom Blot wears bears a resemblance to the Infinity Gauntlet worn by Marvel Comics supervillain Thanos.
    • The scene where Webby, Lena, Magica, and Violet try to remove the gauntlet from the Phantom Blot is similar to the battle sequence on Titan at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
  • During the part of her fight against Phantom Blot without the amulet, Lena's attack two-handed magical projectile launch from her palms uses the same position that was first used in the 1970's anime Space Battleship Yamato and has been parodied in various sources since, including the Hadouken (or Hadoken) from the Street Fighter series, which like the video games from the classic DuckTales was also produced by Capcom.
  • Magica's house has pizza boxes implying she hit her lowest point in life this is a reference to when Scrooge was depressed in season 1.
  • The Phantom Blot is voiced by Giancarlo Esposito, who previously play Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror in Once Upon a Time.
    • The blot views magic like Henry Mills did in "Only You" and is attempting to destroy it despite the consequences it would have on others.
      • He took Gladstone's luck, despite him not being a threat.
      • He nearly killed Lena by draining Magica's amulet.
      • He nearly trapped the McDucks in another dimension by sucking up the mystic portal.

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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 DuckLenaBoard of DirectorsCaptain 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. PeppingtonPaddywhackBushrootNegaduckDaisy DuckGoofyChip and Dale Monterey JackZipperGadget HackwrenchKit CloudkickerTaurus BulbaMolly CunninghamLieutenant PenumbraGeneral LunarisNeighbor JonesSteelbeakIndy and Ty SabrewingAletheiaVeroKing HonestusEmma GlamourInspector TezukaAkitaStrongbeardHeckaJormungandrPonce De LeonMatilda McDuck

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!" • "The Phantom and the Sorceress!" • "They Put a Moonlander on the Earth!" • "The Trickening!" • "The Forbidden Fountain of the Foreverglades!" • "Let's Get Dangerous!" • "Escape from the Impossibin!" • "The Split Sword of Swanstantine!" • "New Gods on the Block!" • "The First Adventure!" • "The Fight for Castle McDuck!" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!"

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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