Goosetave Gander was an anthropomorphic gander.


Likely a member of the Duckburg high society, the traditional-minded, often-smug Goosetave Gander may have first married Matilda McDuck around 1905, shortly after her arrival in Calisota. This union may have lead to the birth of a son, Oscar Gander, who would grow up to become something of a jinx. It would seem that they quickly divorced, and Oscar probably continued living with his father. It was likely between 1910 and 1920 that he married Daphne Duck, Quackmore Duck's sister, and had at least three sons with her: the incredibly lucky Gladstone Gander, his unlucky twin brother Sadstone Gander, and yet another brother. He was a supportive, but often strict father to Gladstone, insisting he learn proper etiquette and standing. Eventually, Goosetave and his wife died from overeating at a public picnic. Their children may have then been adopted by Goosetave's ex-wife, Matilda.

Behind the scenesEdit

"Goostave Gander" first appeared (as a name) in Carl Barks's first Duck Family Tree. The name, variously rendered as Goosetave or Goosetail, was finally given a face in Mark Worden's Duck Family Tree, only slightly retooled in Don Rosa's version with the addition of a monocle.

His first major role in a story was in Sarah Jolley's unlicensed 2019 The White Balloon, which focuses on the events that led to he and his wife's death.

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