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The Phantom and the Sorceress is the eighth episode of Season 3 of DuckTales 2017. Written by Colleen Evanson in addition to the rest of the usual DT17 writers' room (including Benjamin Siemon), it was codirected by Matthew Humphreys and Stephanie Gonzaga. It is feature the Phantom Blot, Magica De Spell, Well-Travelled Teen Lena, Webby Vanderquack, Gladstone Gander, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Della Duck, Violet Sabrewing, the likeness of Donald Duck, and, in her debut, Pepper (an Egghead). The Mythical Goat plays a part in the plot but is not seen on-screen.

Plot

When the Phantom Blot arrives at McDuck Manor and sucks out all the magic he can find — not only taking away Gladstone Gander's luck and trapping Scrooge, Donald, Della and Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck in Goatoom when the Portal to it closes behind them, but also threatening the very life of Lena De Spell — Webby and Violet must convince Lena to seek magical training to defend herself from the person she hates most in the universe: Magica De Spell. But although Lena unquestionably needs to learn to better harness her powers, is Magica's brand of witchcraft really what she needs?

References

  • It is established that different magic users in the 2017 Continuum all have a specific colour keyed to their magical signature — Lena De Spell's is a light blue while Magica De Spell is an “evil-looking” light purple.
  • Decades prior to the events of the series, Magica De Spell used her powers to oppress a village into obedience, but razed it to the ground once she had squeezed it dry. The Phantom Blot is established to originally have been an inhabitant of said village, his descent into evil having been sparked by his thirst for revenge over Magica.
  • The Blot wields a high-tech Glove capable of sucking magic out of people and artifacts, including Gladstone's luck.

Continuity

Behind the scenes

The Phantom and the Sorceress was released on September the 21st, 2020, the eighth episode of Season 3 of DuckTales 2017.

Francisco Angones revealed on Frank Angones and the Suspenders of Disbelief shortly after the episode aired that a deleted scene was originally going to establish that the Blot had not been the Funso Host all along, but instead simply taken over the position a short time after GlomTales. Another one of the writers who pitched ideas to the original synopsis, Benjamin Siemon, revealed on Twitter that another deleted scene was going to feature Black Arts Beagle and Ma Beagle: he, too, having been zapped by the Blot Glove, was going to try to use prestidigitation to avoid appearing a failure to his Ma, foreshadowing Magica De Spell's even more ludicrous attempt to prove to the Blot that she was still a witch in the climax. Another scene would have taken the old wisdom about love being a kind of magic literally, and featured the Blot zapping a couple “out” of love.

List of episodes of DuckTales 2017
Cartoons
Season 1
Woo-oo!Daytrip of DoomThe Great Dime ChaseThe Beagle Birthday MassacreTerror of the Terra-FirmiansThe House of the Lucky GanderThe Infernal Internship of Mark BeaksThe Living Mummies of Toth-RaThe Impossible Summit of Mount NeverrestThe Missing Links of MoorshireMcMystery at McDuck McManorThe Spear of Selene • Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. SystemJAW$The Golden Lagoon of White Agony PlainsDay of the Only ChildFrom the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22Who Is Gizmoduck?The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuckSky Pirates… in the Sky!The Secret(s) of Castle McDuckThe Last Crash of the SunchaserThe Shadow War
Season 2
The Most Dangerous Game… Night • The Depths of Cousin FethryThe Ballad of Duke BaloneyThe Town Where Everyone Was NiceStorkules in DuckburgLast ChristmasWhat Ever Happened to Della Duck?Friendship Hates MagicTreasure of the Found LampThe Outlaw Scrooge McDuckThe 87 Cent SolutionThe Golden SpearNothing Can Stop Della DuckRaiders of the Doomsday VaultThe Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra DeeThe Duck Knight ReturnsWhat Ever Happened to Donald Duck?Happy Birthday, Doofus DrakeA Nightmare on Killmotor HillThe Golden Armory of Cornelius CootTimephoonGlomTalesThe Richest Duck in the WorldMoonvasion
Season 3
Challenge of the Senior Junior WoodchucksQuack Pack!Double-O-Duck in You Only Crash TwiceThe Lost Harp of MervanaLouie's ElevenAstro B.O.Y.D.!The Rumble for RagnarokThe Phantom and the SorceressThey Put a Moonlander on the Earth!The TrickeningThe Forbidden Fountain of the ForevergladesLet's Get Dangerous!Escape from the ImpossiBinThe Split Sword of SwanstantineNew Gods on the BlockThe First AdventureThe Fight for Castle McDuckHow Santa Stole ChristmasBeaks in the ShellThe Lost Cargo of Kit CloudkickerThe Life and Crimes of Scrooge McDuckThe Last Adventure
Shorts
Miscellaneous
Welcome to DuckburgThe Lost Key of Tralla LaLife is Full Of Adventures With AflacRemix IDDuckTales - Watch It On HULU LiveLaunchpad McQuackThe Hunt for the Ghost Bride's RingMcDuck Mashup30 Things With DuckTalesWebby Reacts To…Summer Secrets Unlocked with WebbyThe World's Longest DeathtrapFLYRadio Disney Music AwardsTurn Off Your Phone PSASolving Mysteries and Rewriting History! (A DuckTales Book)Duckburg's Funniest Home VideosDuckFailsWand IDsEvery Day They're Out There Knitting DuckTales, Woo-oo!Launchpad Theme Song TakeoverGlomgold Theme Song Takeover • Rewriting History: Endgame! Woo-oo! • DuckTales Adventure MapA Forecast For DuckburgDuckTales Most Wanted
Dewey Dew-Night!
Dewey Dew-Night: The Sidekick • Dewey Dew-Night: The InterviewDewey Dew-Night: Will It Crash?Dewey Dew-Night: Bedtime
DuckTales: Be Healthy
Guitar FishAsparagustusVeggie Code
The Kids' Favorite Things
Webby's Favorite DisguisesLouie's Favorite TreasuresHuey's Favorite Top TechDewey's Favorite Quests
Books & Other Prose
Novelizations
DuckTales: Woo-oo!DuckTales: Living Mummies!DuckTales: Tunnel of Terror!DuckTales: Duck, Duck, Golf!
Spin-Off Books
DuckTales DoodlesLaunchpad's NotepadSolving Mysteries and Rewriting History
Comics
IDW Comics
Big Trouble at Little LakeThe Repeating Revenge of the Screaming DuckThe Chilling Secret of the LighthouseThe Great Experiment of the Washing MachineOld Monteplumage Had a ChickenA Viking at My Door!Cheating Like NostradogmusBeware of the Phenomenal Pumpkin People!Happy, Happy Valley!Fight!Go, Go, Golden Years!A Series of Unfortunate SubstitutionsWelcome to Beagle Island!The Giant Butterfly of Duckburg!There Is No Place Like A Ghost TownThe Stone of Truth!The Beast in the Board RoomSleep (Walk) of DoomThe Risk McDuck Refused
The Frightful Family Fishing TripThe Hedge EnigmaThe Twisted Tale of the Two-Headed HorseHorror in the HighlandsNightmare on Bear MountainThe Greatest Adventure, the Greatest Price!When Luck Ran Out! • Countdown to TerminationThe Mighty Ducks of DuckburgThe Monsters Are Due at McDuck Manor!The Greatest Invention He's Never HadThe Incredible Shrinking WebbyMarooned in Mystery MansionMoney-Grubbing Hooligans from the DeepFlintheart… McDuck?!?Saga of the Super-Intern
IDW Spin-Offs
Silence Is Golden!Phantom ScienceWhere No Duck Has Gone Before, Sort Of!
The Renaissance Fair… Affair!Under the Cover of Can'tarctica!Will The Real Launchpad Please Stand Up?
Others
The BabysitterThe New WebbigailDart GunsLaunchpad McQuack Meets Lord DominatorHead CanonDance of DreamsThe Two Darkwings
Raiding Area 51He's Not Allowed To Use Computers AnymoreLlewellynfieldCrash CourseGosalyn Fights DirtyI'm ScaredDeleted Dinner
Video Games
All Ducked OutDuckburg Quest
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