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John D. Rockerduck is an anthropomorphic duck.
John D. Rockerduck is the second richest duck in the world (in a tie with his rival Flintheart Glomgold), with both of them being just a little below Scrooge McDuck. Unlike Glomgold, John isn't simply an "evil twin" of Scrooge. Instead he has completely different values, as evidenced by the fact that, unlike his two rivals, he is an unreasonably big spender, using up much of his fortune to show off thanks to luxurious buildings, yachts and the likes; Rockerduck is always one to ridicule Scrooge for not "using" his money enough. However, he has in common with Glomgold the wish to top Scrooge's fortune, and the willingness to use ruthless or even illegal means to fulfill this goal.
Behind the scenesEdit
Rockerduck, created by Carl Barks as a one-shot character, was picked up by foreign writers and made into their version of Scrooge's archnemesis and business rival, and thus said to be the "second-richest duck in the world". These writers were unfortunately not aware of Barks's earlier creation, Flintheart Glomgold, also described as the "second-richest duck in the world".
In an effort to distinguish him from Glomgold, some fans have begun to say that Rockerduck was younger than Glomgold and Scrooge. However, this is actually not supposed to be the case in any comics, and the only times this idea has been used in actual Disney comics was in translation changes that cannot be said to be canon. Indeed, some old comics even had Scrooge and Rockerduck be born in the same day.