The Ghost of Christmas Future, or simply Christmas Future, is a spirit taking the form of a skeletal anthropomorphic cat, and ostensibly the Ghost of Christmas Future's counterpart in the 2017 Continuum, with some similarities to Peg-Leg Pete.
Description[edit | edit source]
Bulky, taciturn and imposing, this version of the Ghost of Christmas Future is not as grim in character as his appearance suggests. Alongside Past and Present, Future fulfills his yearly duties of bringing back the Christmas spirit to old grumps, with his part being to show them the terrible future that awaits them if they don't change their ways.
Like the others, growing increasingly frustrated at having no other permanent friends than the other two spirits and no time to relax, he began to cut loose every year with Scrooge McDuck, using Past's Time-Brella to visit history's greatest Christmas parties. In Scrooge's 2018, they visited the first McDuck Enterprises Christmas party in the 1960's, where Bentina Beakley showed romantic interest in him and danced with him. Fifty years later for Beakley, but much less for Future (due to the time-travel), they once again seemed to enjoy each other's company at the McDuck household's 2018 Christmas party.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
His design is heavily inspired by the portrayal of Peg-Leg Pete as the Ghost of Christmas Future in Mickey's Christmas Carol. However, independently, the writers had decided not to make their Past and Present into the actual Jiminy Cricket and Willie the Giant, but simply to base their designs off of them; thus, for consistency, the trend was carried over for Future.