History NightmareFuel / Tintin

21st Jan '18 12:20:57 AM SilentStranger
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** The original magazine run of this story, which is creepy for another reason entirerly; a bunch of anti-American and anti-semite content approved because it was published during the days of the Nazi occupation of Belgium. Herge wasnt really a racist or a nazi but a lot of his early work is very disturbing because it's like he didnt know any better.


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** Notably, this scene is entirerly cut from the animated version, with Tinton saving the two idiots from getting themselves killed over the damn gem.
12th Nov '17 3:53:05 PM 309216364
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* The giant spider in ''"Recap/TintinTheShootingStar"''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!

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* The giant spider in ''"Recap/TintinTheShootingStar"''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another a gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!
11th Nov '17 4:15:16 AM Kittencakes
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* The opening of ''The Calculus Affair'', with the crystals breaking into pieces during the storm. It's incredibly eerie, and without us knowing what is exactly happening, it puts us a little on edge. The rest of the story also has this tense atmosphere too, portraying well the anxious sensation of the Cold War Era.
11th Nov '17 4:04:53 AM Kittencakes
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** The two Moon books could be the contenders for the most tense Tintin stories. The first book is shrouded in an air of mystery and thriller, with most of the exposition occurring in eerie, wide labs; and then we have things like Tintin getting shot or Haddock beaten up by a stranger in the hallway. And then Explorers on the Moon has this overall air of dread starting in the first page, and it continues on till the end, with the characters often saying how they won't survive this adventure, and then the actual dangerous adventures they get into (Haddock leaving the ship, Snowy falling down a precipice). [[spoiler:And then there's Wolff and Jorgen...]]
16th Sep '17 4:46:46 AM Saveelich
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** Also from ''Recap/TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls,'' the seven Egyptologists that have been rendered comatose simultaneously regain consciousness at the same time every day and scream in terror before returning to their comatose state. It's never said what is [[NothingIsScarier making them scream]] like that except for a reference in ''Prisoners of the Sun'' about them being tormented via {{Voodoo Doll}}s. Of course it is ''much'' worse in the animated series; in the comics it was just one panel of all seven of them writhing about, in the series we're treated to the sight of their weirdly blueish-grey skin and close ups of them screaming which is itself horrific to listen to.

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** Also from ''Recap/TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls,'' the seven Egyptologists that have been rendered comatose simultaneously regain consciousness at the same time every day and [[FreakOut scream in terror terror]] before returning to their comatose state. It's never said what is [[NothingIsScarier making them scream]] like that except for a reference in ''Prisoners of the Sun'' about them being tormented via {{Voodoo Doll}}s. Of course it is ''much'' worse in the animated series; in the comics it was just one panel of all seven of them writhing about, in the series we're treated to the sight of their weirdly blueish-grey skin and close ups of them screaming which is itself horrific to listen to.
7th Aug '17 10:53:24 AM fruitstripegum
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** The fact that Tintin and his friends would have been ''burned to death'' were it not for a ConvenientEclipse.
26th Sep '16 7:06:41 AM Saveelich
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* The giant spider in ''Recap/TintinTheShootingStar''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!

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* The giant spider in ''Recap/TintinTheShootingStar''.''"Recap/TintinTheShootingStar"''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!
26th Sep '16 7:05:09 AM Saveelich
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* The giant spider in ''"Recap/TintinTheShootingStar"''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!

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* The giant spider in ''"Recap/TintinTheShootingStar"''.''Recap/TintinTheShootingStar''. First Tintin visits the planetarium and views through the telescope when he sees another gigantic spider. It turns out it is just a small one on top of the lens. That night Tintin has a nightmare where Philippus the prophet shows him a a full size poster depicting a huge black spider, with the caption: "real life measurements". But later, as Tintin travels to the comet which crashed into the sea it turns out there is a giant spider after all! Grown to the size of a large dog due to the comet's radiation!
1st May '16 11:52:45 AM Aspr3
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* Throughout ''"Recap/TintinTintinInTibet"'', the yeti is portrayed with a great deal of sympathy (and as a the occasional butt of a joke), but when he catches Tintin in his cave, trying to make off with Chang... ''brrrrrr''.

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* Throughout ''"Recap/TintinTintinInTibet"'', the yeti is portrayed with a great deal of sympathy (and as a the occasional butt of a joke), but when he catches Tintin in his cave, trying to make off with Chang... ''brrrrrr''.
21st Feb '16 8:01:03 AM OlfinBedwere
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** In ''"Recap/TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls"'' Tintin and his companions all have the same nightmare: that they are visited by the Inca mummy Rascar Capac who enters their bedroom by night and then throws a poisonous crystal ball on the floor. It's probably the scariest moment out of all the books. The SlasherSmile on the mummy's face makes it even worse.
*** This is even more terrifying in the animated series.

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** In ''"Recap/TintinTheSevenCrystalBalls"'' Tintin and his companions all have the same nightmare: that they are visited by the Inca mummy Rascar Capac who enters their bedroom by night and then throws a poisonous crystal ball on the floor. It's probably the scariest moment out of all the books. The SlasherSmile on the mummy's face makes it even worse.
*** This is even more terrifying in
worse, and the animated series.series turns it UpToEleven.



** In ''"Recap/TintinTintinInTibet"'' Haddock dreams he meets Professor Calculus, who claims he has lost his umbrella. Haddock then tells him he's got a lot of umbrellas with him, but has no idea where they came from. Calculus is angried by his answer and tells him: ''"You lie! It's red pepper."'' Then Haddock suddenly wears Calculus' clothes, while Calculus wears those of Haddock. Now grown to enormous size Calculus hits Haddock on the head wih an umbrella, claiming it's "Checkmate!"

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** In ''"Recap/TintinTintinInTibet"'' Haddock dreams he meets Professor Calculus, who claims he has lost his umbrella. Haddock then tells him he's got a lot of umbrellas with him, but has no idea where they came from. Calculus is angried by his answer and tells him: ''"You lie! It's red pepper."'' Then Haddock suddenly wears Calculus' clothes, while Calculus wears those of Haddock. Now grown to enormous size Calculus hits Haddock on the head wih with an umbrella, claiming it's "Checkmate!"


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** In "''[[Recap/TintinTintinAndAlphArt Tintin and Alph-Art]]''", the opening page has Haddock dreaming about Bianca Castafiore showing up in his bedroom and demanding that he drink his medicine (a bottle of Loch Lomond). Haddock points out that he still can't drink it, which causes Castafiore to turn into a huge half-human-half-bird monster and then start attacking Haddock.
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