Donald's lucky cousin and his competitor for Daisy's love.
Race to the South Seas:
Later in the same the story Scrooge's personal lawyer
(Sylvester Shyster) asks Gladstone
Say, aren't you Gladstone
Gander, son of Scrooge McDuck's sister-in-law? and still later in
the same story Gladstone is referred to as a
Scrooge. When Gladstone later in the story calls Scrooge
Scrooge he replies
I'm not your uncle!
In WDC 155 Scrooge says that
my only relatives
are my nephew, Donald, and his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and my
distant nephew, Gladstone Gander! ... What a collection!
In Barks's Duck Family Tree which he made for his own reference in the early fifties, Gladstone is the son of Luke the Goose and Daphne Duck, and was later adopted by Matilda McDuck and Goosetave Gander. (Daphne and Luke died by overeating at a free-lunch picnic.) Probably Barks came up with this because Gladstone had appeared to be related to both Scrooge and Grandma in the stories. It is said that Barks did away with this adoption in a later version of his tree, but that isn't published anywhere.
Don Rosa's version
of the family tree, Daphne instead married Goosetave Gander, and they
were Gladstone's parents, so there was never any adoption.
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