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Wilm, Wolf and Waldo von Duckenstein were three anthropomorphic ducks.
In the beginning of the 19th century, Wilm, Wolf and Waldo von Duckenstein were the latest male descendants of the Von Duckenstein family. They came to live at Scrooge von Duck's Bellerive House alongside their older, distant relation Victor von Duckenstein, whom they befriended and even called "Unca Victor" as a term of endearment, though he was not technically their uncle. They aided him in his early experiments before his departure to Ingolstadt.
After Victor fell into a state of apathy following the apparent death of his creation Growl, stubbornly refusing to snap out of it even to prevent his beloved Daisy Beth's marriage to Gladstone Clerval. Meeting up with Growl, they devised a scheme wherein Growl would pretend to have kidnapped them for revenge, hoping that the crisis would be enough to awaken Victor from his figurative slumber — which it was. It is presumed that Wilm, Wolf and Waldo later followed Growl, Victor and Daisy to Calisota, though they might also have stayed in Geneva with Von Duck.
Behind the scenesEdit
Scrooge von Duck appears in the 2016 story Duckenstein.
As the story is one of the Grandi Parodie, they are historical counterparts to present-day regulars — namely, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck. As to the "Frankenstein parody" aspect of things, however, they are essentially unique to the story, taking over the role of Elizabeth Lavenza (Daisy Beth in the story) as the targets of the Monster's attack at the wedding.
Wilm's name may be taken from Wilhelm Frankenstein, the younger brother of Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's novels and one of the murderous Monster's victims. Wolf von Frankenstein, meanwhile, is one of the original Frankenstein's two sons in the Universal film series of the 1930's and 1940's. The only extant Waldo Frankenstein, however, is a real-life individual, a country doctor who has been the subject of some curiosity press articles due to his nature as a "real-life Dr Frankenstein"; he is, perhaps, too obscure to have been an inspiration for Waldo von Duckenstein's name, and if one admits Waldo's name is entirely original, it casts doubt over whether the two other possible connections are more than coincidences.