History Recap / TintinKingOttokarsSceptre

11th May '18 8:43:16 PM tinolgist1
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* DoubleAgent: A disturbing number of Syldavians are in Bordurian pay. This is a reaction to then-widespread fears (the term "fifth column" had just been coined during the Spanish Civil War).



* [[spoiler: EvilTwin]]

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* [[spoiler: EvilTwin]] EvilTwin: Alembick's twin brother takes his place to steal the sceptre.



* TheGoodKing: King Muskar XII is clearly devoted to his people, and is even willing to abdicate rather than try and keep power through bloodshed. [[spoiler: Fortunately Tintin manages to defeat the conspiracy and save his throne.]]

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* TheGoodKing: King Muskar XII is clearly devoted to his people, and is even willing to abdicate rather than try and keep power through bloodshed. [[spoiler: Fortunately Tintin manages to defeat the conspiracy and save his throne.]]



* MeaningfulName: Averted with Professor Alembick, unlike most scientist Punny Names in Tintin--an alembic(k) is a piece of alchemical/chemistry apparatus, while Alembick is a Sigillographer.
** Actually played straighter than you'd think: in French, "alambiqué" means convoluted, which describes perfectly the scepter plot that involves [[spoiler: Alambick's twin brother impersonator]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: When Tintin meets Professor Alembick at the start, he's constantly smoking. He doesn't smoke at all for the rest of the book, which Tintin notes. [[spoiler:This is a clue that he's been replaced by an impostor]]. It's the other way around in the animated version where he suddenly starts smoking.
* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an impostor. [[spoiler: He has.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Averted ZigZagged with Professor Alembick, Alembick: unlike most scientist Punny Names in Tintin--an Tintin, his name doesn't describe his profession--an alembic(k) is a piece of alchemical/chemistry apparatus, while Alembick is a Sigillographer.
** Actually played straighter than you'd think:
Sigillographer. However, in French, "alambiqué" means convoluted, which describes perfectly the scepter plot that involves [[spoiler: Alambick's twin brother impersonator]]
impersonator.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: When Tintin meets Professor Alembick at the start, he's constantly smoking. He doesn't smoke at all for the rest of the book, which Tintin notes. [[spoiler:This This is a clue that he's been replaced by an impostor]].impostor. It's the other way around in the animated version where he suddenly starts smoking.
* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an impostor. [[spoiler: He has.]]



* TheQuisling / TheMole / DoubleAgent: A disturbing number of Syldavians are in Bordurian pay. This is a reaction to then-widespread fears (the term "fifth column" had just been coined during the Spanish Civil War).
1st Mar '18 9:31:30 PM H2SO4
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* EvilChancellor: Colonel Boris.

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* EvilChancellor: Colonel Boris.Boris, who is part of the conspiracy. The unnamed prime minister however, subverts this trope.
1st Mar '18 9:26:42 PM H2SO4
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Alembick.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Professor Alembick.Alembick, due to constantly dropping his cigarettes.
21st Feb '18 3:38:35 PM Premonition45
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* RevealingCoverUp: Tintin wasn't suspicious of anything until the Syldavian conspirators got suspicious of him. Had they just let him be, their plan would have succeeded.
29th Oct '17 10:51:25 AM Catel
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** Actually played straighter than you'd think: in French, "alambiqué" means convoluted, which describes perfectly the scepter plot that involves [[spoiler: Alambick's twin brother impersonator]]
27th Sep '17 2:23:42 PM Saveelich
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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.

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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini UsefulNotes/FascistItaly in 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.
27th Sep '17 2:22:39 PM Saveelich
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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939 and was written in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with Anschluss of Austria and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures and the story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.

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''King Ottokar's Sceptre'' was written in 1938 and 1939 and was written 1939, in the light of the threat of fascism; the Bordurian plot has parallels with the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany) and Syldavia's location is reminiscent of Albania (invaded by Mussolini in 1939). 1939 a few months before the outbreak of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII). Both Syldavia and Borduria would play important roles in later adventures and the adventures. The story also introduced the recurring characters of Bianca Castafiore and the villainous Colonel Boris Jorgen.
7th Aug '17 11:55:59 AM fruitstripegum
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but mistakenly think the sceptre got thrown out the window by hand. Tintin figures out that the camera also contains a projectile launcher [[EurekaMoment when he sees some cannons outside]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Thomson and Thompson correctly deduce that Alembick's camera contained stun gas which incapacitated the guards, but mistakenly think the sceptre got thrown out the window by hand. Tintin figures out that the camera also contains a projectile launcher [[EurekaMoment when he sees some toy cannons outside]].in a toyshop (comic)[=/=]sees some cannons outside (cartoon)]].
25th Jul '17 7:50:12 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia and Borduria. Syldavia in particular is often ranked as one of Hergé's greatest achievements - an extremely detailed and well researched fictional nation with it's own history, flag and language.

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* {{Ruritania}}: Syldavia and Borduria. Syldavia in particular is often ranked as one of Hergé's greatest achievements - an extremely detailed and well researched fictional nation with it's its own history, flag and language.
25th Jul '17 7:45:18 AM fruitstripegum
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Tintin is almost "shot while trying to escape". He only does escape by throwing himself headlong down a steep slope.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Tintin is almost "shot while trying to escape". He only does escape escapes by throwing himself headlong down a steep slope.



* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter. [[spoiler: He has.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: [[InvokedTrope It seems like]] Tintin can trust no one in Syldavia and at one point even begins to wonder if even Professor Alembick has been replaced by an imposter.impostor. [[spoiler: He has.]]
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